Event and Program Details
Upcoming Event: But Not For My Children: The Holland Brothers' Unlikely Journey from Slavery
Date: Thursday, January 21, 7:00 p.m. (VIRTUAL EVENT)
But Not For My Children: The Holland Brothers' Unlikely Journey from Slavery
Scott Britton, CWRT President and Executive Director of The Castle Historic House Museum in Marietta, will present original research.
NOTE: All education programs will be virtual until public health regulations permit large gatherings. Pre-registration for virtual events will be required. Registration information will be provided with each meeting announcement conveyed to you via electronic mail.
PAST Event: Meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley
When: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020
Location: St. Luke's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 2nd Street, Marietta OH
Presentation: A-mouldering in the Grave: John Brown's Raid and the Abolitionist Cause on the Eve of the Civil War, by Brian D. Schoen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Assistant Chair Department of History and Director of Master of Social Sciences, Ohio University, Athens OH
You may know the story of John Brown's raid. But do you know where, how and why the plot was hatched? Or, that Brown and his counterparts had strong Ohio roots? Ever heard of Brown's "constitution", his Canadian "founders", or the British military officer that Brown hired to train his troops but, instead, betrayed Brown's cause to leading northern politicians? What about James Redpath, a British journalist who eulogized Brown and then dodged federal officials who wanted him to testify at Brown’s trial before he became a promoter of African-American emigration to Haiti? Brian D. Schoen will explore the dynamics leading up to the raid at Harper's Ferry, its aftermath, and, its impact in the context of the period and for a nation that would - within a year- be on the brink of Civil War.
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 for more information.