“Remembering the Southern Tradition in the Face of Woke Politics”
St. Christopher Conference Center, Seabrook Island, South Carolina
July 18-23, 2021
TOPIC: The “official teaching” that the War was about slavery is persuasive only because it hides the North’s racism and refusal to acknowledge its responsibility for the origin and continuation of slavery, which made a national policy to end it impossible. And it exaggerates the South’s commitment to slavery by failing to see that slavery was an evolving institution and that the South had the moral resources to abolish it in a reasonable amount of time.
Hiding these conditions is to be expected because Americans tend to think about slavery ideologically (not in genuine moral terms) and because bringing those conditions to light would throw into question the moral and constitutional legitimacy of the North’s invasion—not motivated to free slaves—that cost a million lives. Join us for a thoughtful discussion of these and related topics.
Prof. Catharine Savage Brosman, “A Reading of Her Poetry.”
Phillip Leigh, “Reconstruction and Yankee Continental Segregation” and “Racism in Union Monuments.”
Prof. Donald Livingston, “Did Yankee Continental Segregation Cause the War?” and “Intimations of Emancipation in the Old South.”
Prof. Bill Wilson, “Robert E. Lee and Y’all: A Critique of Ty Seidule’s Robert E. Lee and Me.”
Prof. Carey Roberts, “What Makes the South Southern?” and “Conserving the Best in the South (and America).”
Barbara Marthal, “Removing Obsessive Guilt and Shame in the Study of Slavery in the United States” and “A Mini Workshop on Storytelling and a Common Culture Between Blacks and Whites.”
Prof. Marshall DeRosa, “The Confederate Constitution and the Rule of Law” and “Josephine (a Slave) vs. the State.”
Prof. Joseph Super, “Almost Free v. Wage Slavery” and “The Railroad: Engine of Freedom?”
PLACE AND COST:
St. Christopher Conference Center on the beach of beautiful Seabrook Island, South Carolina. A visit to the historic sights of Charleston on Wednesday. Cost for tuition, room, meals, and continuous refreshments for five days is $1,077 (single) and $1,807 (double). Scholarships are available for college, graduate students, and college bound high school seniors who are encouraged to apply. For inquiries and application email [email protected] or call 843-323-0690.