Event and Program Details

Upcoming Event: Brian Schoen Ph.D., Assistant Chair, and Director of the Master of Social Science in the Department of History at Ohio University. Speaking about the Southern plantation economy, the desire for cotton around the world prior to the Civil War and global forces that resulted in an inevitable conflict. 


Date: Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. @ The Actors Guild Theatre (724 Market St. Parkersburg, West Virginia)


Presented by: Brian Schoen Ph.D. 

NOTE: We are now able to allow face to face meetings in person beginning with this meeting on May 20, 2021






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Brian Schoen is Associate Professor of nineteenth century U.S. History, Assistant Department Chair, and Director of the Masters of Social Sciences in the Department of History at Ohio University.  He has authored The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics and the Global Origins of the Civil War, winner of the Southern Historical Association's Bennet H. Wall book award; and, co-edited The Old South's Modern Worlds:  Slavery, Region, and Nation in the Age of Progress, and, Between Sovereignty and Anarchy: The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era.  A new book will examine the coming of the Civil War as part of a broader global crisis in governance.


The public is welcome and there is no cost to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.  A modest donation in the amount of $ 7.00 is suggested to offset a portion of the cost of the event.

An annual business meeting will follow the presentation.  

Please contact Leight Murray at 740 706 2575 or Lmurray5154@gmail.com for more information.