2010 Liverpool

2010: Seventeenth Annual Conference, Liverpool
Jury’s Inn, 8-10 October
Conference Programme
Friday, 8 October 2010
Session 1: Parallel sessions
Economy and Society in the Post-Revolutionary Era
Huw David (University of Oxford) “Let me have done with American lands”: Landholding and Atlantic Trade in Post-Revolutionary South Carolina
Christopher M. Curtis (Claflin University) Transplanting Enclosure: John Taylor of Caroline, George Tucker and Agricultural Reform in Virginia
Evolving and Devolving Racial Politics: Antislavery Tactics and Leaders, 1841-1865
Stacey M. Robertson (Bradley University) Consuming Morality: Henry Highland Garnet and 1850s Transatlantic Free Produce
John W. Quist (Shippensburg University) Theodore Foster: An Abolitionist’s Uncertain Response to Emancipation
Session 2: Peter Parish Lecture (Chair: Martin Crawford, Keele University)
Ian Tyrrell (Universities of Oxford and New South Wales)
Session 3
Daniel Sutherland (University of Arkansas) Whistler, the Leylands, and Speke Hall
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Session 4: Parallel Sessions
Remembering Antislavery
Angela F. Murphy (Texas State University, San Marcos) American Abolitionists and the Memory of Daniel O’Connell
Beverly Tomek (Wharton County Junior College & University of Houston-Victoria) Pennsylvania Hall: Using A “Legal Lynching” To Shape Historical Memory
Jewel Spangler (University of Calgary) Remembering Slavery Before Emancipation: The Case of Gilbert Hunt, Hero of the Richmond Theatre Fire of 1811
Southern Urban Histories
Jonathan Daniel Wells (Temple University) Professionalization and the Nineteenth-Century Southern Middle Class
Frank Towers (University of Calgary) The Southern Path to Modern Cities: Rethinking Urbanization in the Slave States
Matthew Ronal Hall (University of Florida) Progress and Enterprise: Mass-Consumerism, Local Merchants, and a “Boom-Town” in the post-Reconstruction South
Session 5: Parallel Sessions
Resisting Slavery
James Campbell (University of Leicester) From Richmond to Rio: Urban Slave Resistance and Control in Brazil and the United States
Lydia Plath (University of Glasgow) Rethinking Honour and Class in the Antebellum South
Douglas R. Egerton (Le Moyne College) The Slaves’ Election: Frémont, Freedom, and the Slave Conspiracies of 1856
Americans Abroad
Jonathan Sudbury (University of Oxford) A Nest of Dragons: Following the Exploits of an Early 19th c. Yankee Trading Concern from Canton to Chicago, and Several Points Beyond and In Between
James D. Miller (Carleton University) “A little black America”: Manifest Destiny Goes to Africa
Daniel Scroop (University of Sheffield) A Bigot Abroad? William Jennings Bryan’s 1905-6 World Tour
Session 6: Parallel Sessions
Black Women Activists
Katrina Anderson (University of Delaware) Black Women’s Writing and Activism in Antebellum Boston and Philadelphia, 1830-1860
Leigh Fought (Montgomery College) Frederick Douglass’s ‘Lost Sister’: Harriet Bailey/Ruth Cox Adams
Politics in the Early National Era
Daniel Peart (University of London) An “Era of No Feelings”? Rethinking the periodization of early American politics
Ben Lafferty (University of London) Senator William Maclay of Pennsylvania and the early development of the radical tradition
Session 7: Parallel Sessions
Enslaved Men and Women
Sergio Lussana (University of Warwick) ‘It won’t do, in this world, for a man to deceive his friend’: Enslaved Folklore, Friendship and Masculinity in the Antebellum South
Andrea Livesy (University of Liverpool) Sexual Interference by the Antebellum Slave Owner in Louisiana as Told by Ex-Slaves in Interviews Conducted in the 1930s
Ordering the Nineteenth-Century American City
Andrew Heath (University of Sheffield) ‘A Great City is a Great Study’: Making Sense of the Urban Order in the Civil War-Era American Metropolis
Kyle B. Roberts (Queen Mary, University of London) Faith in the Antebellum Urban Spatial Order
Session 8: (Chair: Michael Tadman, University of Liverpool)
William Dusinberre (University of Warwick) will discuss his recent research and writing.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Session 9: Parallel Sessions
New Roads to Disunion: Reinterpreting the Secession Crisis
Michael Woods (University of South Carolina) ‘What Can Preserve Us but Constant Jealousy’: Emotion and Secession in Southern Political Rhetoric, 1827-1861
Amanda Mushal (The Citadel) ‘A Principle of Honor’: South Carolina’s Commercial Men and the Rhetoric of Secession
Lawrence McDonnell (Iowa State University) Selling Secession: Political Revolution as Market Economy in Charleston, South Carolina, 1860-1861
Gender and Status in the Civil War Era
Rachel Williams (University of Nottingham) ‘The best of doctors and the gentlest of gentlemen’: A Re-evaluation of the Nurse-Doctor Dynamic in Civil War Hospitals
Jennifer Lynn Gross (Jacksonville State University) Southerners, the Lost Cause & a ‘Cult of Dead Generals’ Widows’
Allison Fredette (University of Florida) Broken Unions: Divorce in the Reconstruction-era Border South
Session 10: Parallel Sessions
Race and Freedom in the Antebellum South
Victoria L. Harrison (Southern Illinois University) Conway Barbour and the Parameters of Agency
Daniel Hale (University of Reading) Executive Clemency in Texas 1849-65
David Dangerfield (University of South Carolina) Making A Way: Yeomen Free People of Color in Charleston’s Rural Parishes, 1800-1860
Anglo-American Relations
Stephen Tuffnell, (University of Oxford) “Our eagle stoops to no small flight”: Diplomacy in Liverpool’s American Expatriate Community, 1801-1861
Neils Eichhorn (University of Arkansas) The Trent Affair Revisited: Great Britain and the Rhine River Problem
John R. Killick (University of Leeds) Merchants and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain and America: Thomas Cope and William Brown, 1802-1860