Panel One: Nationalism and Slavery. Kevin Murphy, Ph.D., Millikin University, Chair
Graham A. Peck, Ph.D., Northwestern University, "Was Stephen A. Douglas Antislavery?"
Edward Schmitt, Marquette University, "Nationalism and Other Loyalties in the Life of Stephen A. Douglas"
10:15 a.m.--10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m.--11:45 a.m.
Panel Two: Douglas in the Senate. Brooks Davis, Chairman, Stephen A. Douglas Association, Chair
Dan Monroe, Ph.D., Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, "Stephen A. Douglas and Henry Clay: An Appeal to the Old Whigs of Illinois"
Bruce A. Tap, Ph.D., Independent Scholar, "A Tale of Two Senators: Stephen Douglas and Charles Sumner"
11:45 a.m.--12:15 p.m.--LUNCH
12:15 p.m.--12:50 p.m.--Keynote Address
William G. Shade, "Douglas, Revisionism, and the Failure of the New Political History"
1:00 p.m.--2:15 p.m.
Panel Three: Illinois Agriculture in the Age of Douglas. John Cordulack, Ph.D., Richland Community College, Chair
Kay Reardanz, University of Illinois–Springfield, "The Beginning of the Illinois State Fair in the 1850s"
R. Lee Slider, Macon County Conservation District, "Changes in Illinois Agriculture in the Age of Douglas"
2:15 p.m.--2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:30 p.m.--3:45 p.m.
Panel Four: Actors, Lawyers and a Scoundrel. Stacy Pratt McDermott, The Lincoln Legal Papers Project, Chair
Michael S. Casey, Ph.D., Graceland University, "Judge Douglas as a 'Bit' Player: Stephen Douglas as Portrayed in Films about Abraham Lincoln"
Christopher A. Schnell, The Lincoln Legal Papers Project, "At the Bar and on the Stump: Douglas and Lincoln's Legal Relationship"
Rodney O. Davis, Ph.D., Knox College, "Dr. Charles Lieb: Lincoln's Mole?"
Registration is $20 per person and includes lunch and breaks. Please make checks payable to: Macon County Conservation District. To register or obtain more information, contact: Brent Wielt, MCCD, 3939 Nearing Drive, Decatur, IL 62521.
DIRECTIONS TO ROCK SPRINGS
From Interstate 72, take U.S. 36 exit (133-A) at west edge of Decatur; at stoplight (Holiday Inn), turn right onto Wyckles Road and follow it for about one mile to its intersection with Rock Springs Road (watch for signs); turn left onto Rock Springs Road and follow it for about 3/4 of a mile to Brozio Lane (large sign on corner for Rock Springs Center); turn left onto Brozio and follow signs to Visitors Center parking area.
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