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Nineteenth Annual Summer School–The Southern Tradition

July 5, 2022 - July 8, 2022

$940 – $1348

Topic: Join us for critical reflections on what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition. Discover things you did not know and gain a deeper grasp about things you did know. Place: Camp St. Christopher, Seabrook Island, South  Carolina. The site is set in a beautiful Palmetto Grove beside the Beach.


Dr. Carey Roberts, “Loving a Home: Why Finding the Right Ideas is not Enough.”

“The  Southern Conservative Tradition, Real People, Real Ideas, Real Experiences.”

Dr. Donald Livingston.

“How the North Prolonged and Profited from Slavery and Prevented the One Practical Means of Abolishing it.” Part 1 and Part 2.

Dr. Tom DiLorenzo, “”A Tale of Two Monuments:  Jefferson vs. Lincoln.”

“Follow the Money: Why Lincoln Waged Total War on His Own Country Over Tax Collection.”

Dr. John Devanny, “The South as the New Eden.”

“The South and Jeffersonian Political Economy.”

Dr. Sam Smith, “Critical Race Theory and the Southern Religious Tradition.”

“The South as a Unique Region: Early Evangelicalism as a Case Study

Dr. James Kibler, “The South’s Gift to Posterity.” Part 1 and Part 2.

Dr. Bill Wilson, “Heaven on Earth: A Theme in Southern Literature.”

Dr. Tom Daniel, “How the Blues Became the Big Bang of Music.”

“Wishin’ and Hopin’: Scotch Snaps and Southern Music.”

Dr. Catharine Savage Brosman, “Reads Her New Poems on Louisiana.”

Cost and Inquiries. Meals, continuous refreshments, and tuition are included in the cost. A single is  $940. A double (two beds), is $1,348. Scholarships are available to college and graduate students and high school seniors, who are encouraged to apply. Inquiries should be addressed to [email protected] or 843-323-0690.

Arrange your plans to arrive in time for conviviality and orientation July 5 at 5 pm. Supper is at 6 pm. Rooms are open at 3 pm. We leave on Friday after lunch which is from 12 to 1 pm. There are three talks before lunch. The conference site is about a 40 minute drive from the airport.


July 5, 2022
July 8, 2022
$940 – $1348
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Don Livingston


St. Christopher Event Center
2810 Seabrook Island Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455
Seabrook Island, AL 29455 United States
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