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Seventeenth Annual Summer School: The New South

July 21 - July 26

$1046 – $1792

TOPIC

The War, Reconstruction, and the new status of the South as a conquered colony of the industrial North created something historians call the “New South.” The term suggests a radical break with the past. Ralph Waldo Emerson and other Northern elites hoped to transform the South through Yankee immigration, technology, ideas, and money into a Southern version of New England. Southerners struggled with great changes in labor and capital, race relations, manners, religion, education, and with a new vision of America that repudiated their understanding of the Founding. This forced upon them the existential question: “Who are we?”  Join us for a thoughtful discussion of the ways Southerners engaged this “New South” challenge.

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, JULY 21

4:00-5:30         Registration, Assignment of Rooms is done by Abbeville in The Temple. Do not go to St. Christopher Office. All lectures are in the Temple.

5:30-6:00         Camp Orientation

6:00-7:00         Supper (All meals in Cafeteria)

7:00-8:00         “Southern Reconstruction: (1863-1950),” Philip Leigh

8:00-                Conviviality

 

MONDAY, JULY 22

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:00-10:30       “Post-War Reconstruction of the Southern Mind Through Education Reform,”

Prof. James Kibler

10:30-11:30     “Where the Grapes of Wrath Are Stored”: Reconstruction of Southern Religion: 1865-1930,” Dr. John Devanny

11:30-12:00     Discussion

12:00-1:00       Dinner

1:00-4:00         Free Time

4:00-5:00         “Haunted by the South, A Great French Writer and His Relationship with the South,” Prof. Alphonse Vinh

5:00-6:00         “The Strange Career of Segregation,” Prof. Jack Trotter

6:00-6:30         Discussion

6:30-7:30         Supper

7:30-8:30         “A Reading of  Poems, Including a Series on Confederate Memorials: “’Tear ‘Em Down’ and Resistance,” Prof. Catharine Savage Brosman

8:30-                Conviviality

 

TUESDAY, JULY 23

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:00-10:30       “Southern Populism and the South’s Agrarian Identity,” Prof. John Devanny

10:30-11:30     “Strom Thurmond, the Dixie Crats, and Southern Identity,” Michael Martin

11:30-12:00     Discussion

12:00-1:00       Dinner

1:00-4:00         Free Time

4:00-5:00         “Postbellum Louisiana in Grace King’s Fiction: The New South?” Prof. Catharine Savage Brosman

5:00-6:00         “Walker Percy: A Southern Physician Analyses the Maladies of his Region,” Prof. Alphonse Vinh

6:00-6:30         Discussion

6:30-7:30         Supper

7:30-                Conviviality

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:00-5:00         Free time in Charleston. Meet at 5:00 at Washington Light Infantry Arsenal 187 Meeting Street, Charleston for banquet and lecture.

“Don’t Remove Confederate Statutes,” Philip Leigh

 

THURSDAY, July 25

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:00-10:30       “Three Great Disfranchisements: (1861, 1865,1867-70),” Dr. Jonathan White

10:30-11:30     “The Graves of Thermopylae,” Prof. Jack Trotter

11:30-12:00     Discussion

12:00-1:00       Dinner

1;00-4:00         Free Time

4:00-5:00         “The South in Retreat? Prof. Carey Roberts

5:00-6:30         Panel Discussion: What is Living and What is Dead in the Southern Tradition”

6:30-7:30         Supper

7:30-                Conviviality

 

FRIDAY, JULY 26

Departure

 

PLACE AND COST

St. Christopher Conference Center on the beach of beautiful Seabrook Island, SC. We will spend Wednesday visiting historic sights in Charleston. Cost for tuition, room, meals and continuous refreshments for five days is $1,046 (single) and $1,792 (double). Scholarships are available for college and graduate students who are encouraged to apply. Please contact Dr. Livingston either by phone or email to register or for more information.

Should space at the conference center be filled, rooms are available at a short distance on  Seabrook and Kiawah Islands. In that case, the cost for tuition and meals for a double is $1,292 and $646 for a single. Tuition alone (with banquet on Wednesday in Charleston) is $460.  Simply “Google “Pelican Watch Seabrook Island” which is next to the conference site.

Details

Start:
July 21
End:
July 26
Cost:
$1046 – $1792
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Organizer

Don Livingston
Phone:
843-323-0690
Email:
donlivingston45@gmail.com
Website:
www.abbevilleinstitute.org

Venue

St. Christopher Conference Center
2810 Seabrook Island Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455 United States
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Phone:
843-768-0429
Website:
www.stchristopher.org/
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