Civil War Conversation: “Secession, States’ Rights, and Slavery”

Posted on 2/22/2011 9:08:32 AM

Dr. Joe Mannard has teemed up with Dr. Gwen Torges in the Political Science Department and Dr. Theresa McDevitt of Stapleton Library to raise awareness on campus of the Sesquicentennial of the U.S. Civil War.

They have organized a panel discussion titled “Secession, States’ Rights, and Slavery: A Conversation on the Sesquicentennial of the U.S. Civil War,” which is scheduled as part of the Six O’Clock Series in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building on Monday, March 14, 2011, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

A panel of six members of the IUP faculty and two IUP graduates will portray different historical figures in the sectional debate between the North and South. They will assume roles of nineteenth-century panelists as if they had been resurrected and found themselves in contemporary Western Pennsylvania. Of course, they’ll be ready and willing to talk to the IUP community and answer questions posed by Dr. Torges.

Additional historical context and contemporary insights will be offered by Dr. Wang Xi, playing himself.

Department of History