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Slavery & the Civil War in Tenn. conference

List members,

Last night while attending a meeting of the Middle Tennessee Civil War Roundtable in Murfreesboro, TN. I picked up some brochures for an upcoming conference to be held in March, 2004 entitled, "The Legacy Of Stones River; Slavery and the Civil War in Tennessee." I thought that I would post the information here for any interested list members.

Information on the conference is as follows:

Saturday, March 6, 2004

Morning speaker sessions to be held at the Alumni Center of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Speakers include Gary T. Edwards (Univ. of Memphis); Linda T. Wynn (Tenn. Historical Commission/Fisk Univ.); Robert H. Gudmestad (Southwest Baptist Univ.); and Charles B. Dew (Williams College). Topics include "Slavery as an Institution in Tennessee," "Slave Life in Tennessee," The Troubled Legacy of Issac Franklin," and "Slavery and the Secession Debate in Tennessee."

Afternoon sessions will be held at the Stones River National Battlefield and Fortress Rosecrans with tours, an artillery demonstration by the 12th US Colored Heavy Artillery and more.

Cost for the entire conference is only $10 and the registration deadline is February 18th. Sponsors include: the National Park Service, Eastern National, Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Historic Preservation and the Department of History, and Teaching American History: Cumberland River Valley Consortium Project.

For further information please call (615)893-9501 or email Websites for the conference are:; and http://histpres.mtsu/tncivwar

I hope this is of interest to the list.

Greg Biggs

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