2015 Program

Iron Mike statue in front of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, Downtown Fayetteville, credit: Hegemanc
Iron Mike statue in front of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, Downtown Fayetteville, credit: Hegemanc

1501814_638885669488422_406035045_nNorth Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting
27-28 March 2015
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Friday, 27 March

9:00 –10:00 am
Registration  (FTCC General Classroom Building)

10:15–10:45 am
Welcome and Plenary Session  (GCB-  )

11:00–12:15 am
Session One

1a – Slavery, Abolition, and the Constitution  (GCB -)

“‘Laying the Foundation for Banishing Slavery:’ Slavery and the Debate over the Ratification of the U.S. Constitution”
Jeff Broadwater

“The Abolitionism of Samuel Hopkins: An Application of Edwards’ Doctrine of True Virtue”
Richard Hall

Moderator: Ryan Anderson

1b – A World Made Manichaean: Competing Ideologies of the Twentieth Century (GCB-    )

“Children of a Lesser God: The Secular Faiths of Hitler and Stalin”
Brenton Murphy

“For the Love of Big Brother”
Namede Bennett

“A Plague on Both their Houses: “The Totalitarian Ideology as a Tool for Mobilization”
Cortni Quarles

Moderator: Thomas Porter

12:15–3:00 pm
Lunch in historic downtown Fayetteville and self-guided tour of the Airborne Museum

3:15–4:30 pm
Session Two

2a – Religion in the Ancient World (GCB-    )

“Emperor Hadrian and Rabbi Akiba”
Giuliana Savini

“Constantine’s Christianization of Paganism”
Ryan Lawrence

“Cappadocia: A Land of God and Paint”
Joshua Mayes

Moderator: Melinda Pash, Fayetteville Technical Community College

2b – Indochina Yesterday & Today: Land, Sea, and Air  (GCB-     )

“People Power in Southeast Asia: Hmong Anti-Communism in Laos during and after the Vietnam War”
Nengher Vang, Elizabeth City State University

“Mayaguez: The final tragedy of the Vietnam War and the Salvation of Air Power”
William Head

“The Dragon and the Deep Blue Sea – PRC’s Use of Naval Power in the South China Sea”
Dorothea Hoffman, Appalachian State University (retired)

Moderator: Sidney Pash, Fayetteville State University

Business meeting  (GCB-     )

6:00–7:15 pm
Dinner  (FTCC – Horace Sisk Dining Hall)

Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, author of Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

7:30–8:30 pm
Keynote Address  (FTCC – Cumberland Hall)
Lt. General Daniel P. Bolger, U.S. Army (ret.)


Saturday, 28 March

8:00–8:45 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast  (FTCC GCB-   )

9:00–10:15 am
Session Three

3a – Trade, Empire, and Law   (GCB-    )

“There’s No Fuel Like an Old Fuel: The Importance of Colliery, Contracting & Control of Supply in the Eighteenth-Century Iron Industry”
Michael Kennedy

“Legal Culture and Customary Laws in Colonial Potosí, 1550-1650”
Renzo Honores

“‘Out ‘Sangin’ for the Far East’: Appalachian Ginseng Harvests and Asian Markets, 1780-1850”
Jessie Kiker

Moderator: Charles V. Reed, Elizabeth City State University

3b – English Rule and Resistance through the Centuries  (GCB-  )

“Adventus Romani: Ecclesiastical Politics and Kingship during the Reign of Edwin of Northumbria”
Brian Edwards

“John Milton’s Readjustment of Martin Bucer’s Marriage Theology for Charles I”
Amanda Allen

“The Reach of Empire: Public house Surveillance in Nineteenth-Century Ireland”
Brad Kadel

Moderator: James Martin, Campbell University

10:30–11:45 am
Session Four

4a – Political Ideologies: Ideas and Actions  (GCB-    )

“Carl Schmitt and Helmut James von Moltke: Imagining Europe in a very Dark Time”
Bob Whalen

“The Boko Haram Insurgency in West Africa: From Islamophobia to Global Terrorism”
Fuabeh Fonge

Moderator: Dorothea Hoffman, Appalachian State University (retired)

4b – Race and Gender in American Education (GCB-    )

“‘Their Opportunities are as Great as Their Imagination and Their Will to Do’: Gender-Based Training in North Carolina 4-H”
Natasha Thompson

“The Role of HBCUs in Civil Rights and Democracy in America and Beyond”
Conchita Ndege

Moderators: Rebecca Seaman, Elizabeth City State University, and Hilary Green, University of Alabama

12:00–1:15 pm                        |
Session Five

5a – Roundtable: Engaging Students in Historical Studies   (GCB-  )

Kevin Sprangley
Moderator: Rebecca Seaman, Elizabeth City State University

5b – State’s Rights and the American Civil War  (GCB-    )

“The Test Oath Controversy in South Carolina”
Dino Bryant

“The Battle of First Kinston: December 13-14, 1862.”
Alan Lamm

“Contagion and Cure: The Civil War Ailments and Treatments of Lt. John Gillis and Lt. James Wallace”
Abbe Allen

Leonard Lanier, Museum of the Albemarle

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