The Long Struggle for the Ohio Valley, 1750-1815: Conference Schedule
October 26-27, 2012
Friday, October 26:
8:30-9:00 am -- Coffee
9:00-9:15 am – Welcome and Introductions
9:15-10:15 am -- Keynote Address:
Eric Hinderaker (University of Utah) and
François Furstenberg (Université de Montréal)
“Frontier Origin Stories: The Filson Historical Society and the ‘Turnerian Moment’ in American Historiography”
10:30-12:15 noon -- Panel One: Violence and Warfare in the Ohio Valley
David Preston (The Citadel)
"La Bataille de la Malengueulee, 1755: New Perspectives on the French and Indian Forces at Braddock's Defeat"
Rob Harper (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
"Government Sponsored Escalation and the Revolutionary War in the West"
Brandon Downing (University of Cincinnati)
"'Ending Kentucky's Indian Menace': How Kentucky Frontiersmen and Ohio Valley Indians Shaped War in the Northwest Territory, 1787-1815"
Comment: John W. Hall (University of Wisconsin)
12:15-1:00 pm -- Lunch
1:00-2:45pm -- Panel Two: Native American Polities and Communities
Tyler Boulware (West Virginia University)
"'these Norwards or French Indians': Destabilizing the Southeastern Borderlands, 1748-1754"
Kristopher Ray (Austin Peay State University)
"Cherokees and Franco-British Confrontation in the Tennessee Corridor, 1748-1754"
Patrick Bottiger (Florida Gulf Coast University)
"Prophetstown, Vincennes, and the Invasion of the Miami Borderland, 1795-1825"
Commentator: Christina Snyder (Indiana University)
3:00-4:45 pm – Panel Three: The Illinois Country and the Problem of Empire
Robert Michael Morrisey (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"'Poor Inhabitants . . . in a State of Slavery': George Morgan, Trade, and Empire in the Ohio Valley Backcountry, 1765-1780"
Jacob F. Lee (University of California, Davis)
"A New World?: Kinship, Power, and Empire in the Illinois Country, 1763-1778"
M. Scott Heerman (University of Maryland)
"'The Manner of Execution Cannot be too Cruel': Slave Power and Imperial Authority in the Illinois Country"
Commentator: Jay Gitlin (Yale University)
Saturday, October 27, 2012:
9:00-9:30 am -- Coffee
9:30-11:30 am -- Panel Four: Merchants and Trade
William J. Campbell (California State University, Chico)
"'Crocqueu . . . grande-interprete Anglois pour les Sauvages': George Croghan and Empire in the Ohio Country, 1740-1774"
Hanno Scheerer (University of Trier, Germany)
"The Impact of Land Speculation on the Early Development of Ohio's Virginia Military District: A Case Study on the Speculative Partnership between Nathaniel Massie and John Graham"
Kim M. Gruenwald (Kent State University)
"Philadelphia Merchants on Western Waters: Another Look at Reed and Forde, Merchant Adventurers"
Lawrence B. A. Hatter (Washington State University)
"'Robbery under pretext of Law': Federal Agents and the Laurentine Trade in the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution, 1799-1817"
Commentator: Catherine Cangany (University of Notre Dame)
11:30-12:15 -- Lunch
12:15-2:00 pm -- Panel Five: Families, Clans, and Kin
Natalie Inman (Cumberland University)
"Diplomatic Clans: Founding Anglo-Indian Alliances During the Seven Years War"
Honor Sachs (College of Charleston)
"'He Hath Become a Spanish Subject': Marriage, Divorce, and Treason in Eighteenth-Century Kentucky"
Karen Marrero (William Clements Library, University of Michigan)
"'What the Indians Desired Them to Say': The Complex Roles of Detroit's French-Native Intermediaries in the Latter Eighteenth Century"
Commentator: Andrew Frank (Florida State University)
2:15-4:00 pm -- Panel Six: Circuits of Rumor and News
Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt (Yale University)
"A War of Words: French and British Newspaper Coverage of the Ohio Valley, 1748-1763"
Susan Gaunt Stearns (Mary Baldwin College)
"Rumors, Reality, and Realpolitick: Spanish Officials and the Openings of the Mississippi, 1788-1804"
Matthew Smith (Miami University, Hamilton)
"'Open to All Parties, Influenced by None': Ohio Valley Print Culture and the Louisiana Conspiracy"
Commentator: Ellen Eslinger (DePaul University)
Dr. A. Glenn Crothers
Director of Research
Co-Editor, Ohio Valley History
The Filson Historical Society
1310 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Associate Professor of History
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
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