NCAH Program

2014 North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting
Friday, 4 April 2014
Foreman Center, College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC

8:30-10:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 am Opening Remarks (FC 121-A)

Sidney Pash, President of North Carolina Association of Historians (2013-14), Fayetteville State University

President Kandi Deitemeyer, College of the Albemarle

Dean Harry Bass, School of Arts and Sciences, Elizabeth City State University

9:15-10:00 am Session 1

1a. Rebels, Revolutionaries or Criminals? (FC 121-A)

Murder, Inc.: Who Were These Guys?
Bob Whalen, Queens University of Charlotte

“Drunk with the Wine of Her Fornication”: How American Clergy Justified a War for Independence
Jeff Broadwater, Barton College

Moderator: Rebecca Seaman, Elizabeth City State University

1b.  Workshop: International Collaborations in the History Classroom (FC 121-B)

David Dry, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

10:05-11:15 am Session 2

2a. Roundtable: Remembering the American Civil War (FC 121-A)

“Lest We Forget” African-American Memory of the Civil War in Hertford
Hilary N. Green, Elizabeth City State University

Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War:Memory Choices in Film
Thad J. Hollis, College of Albemarle

Remember Natives in the Civil War: A Betrayal of Trust
Rebecca M. Seaman, Elizabeth City State University

Moderator: Leonard Lanier, Museum of the Albemarle

 2b. South Africa in a Global Age  (FC 121-B)

The Story of Truth and Reconciliation From South Africa to North Carolina: Race, Class, Politics and the Illusion of Resolution
Tiffany G. B. Packer,  Johnson C. Smith University

Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom and the Power of Forgiveness
Fuabeh P. Fonge, North Carolina A&T State University

The Empire Comes “Home”: The 1909 South African Delegation to Britain and the Limits of Imperial Citizenship
Charles V. Reed, Elizabeth City State University

Moderator:  Dorothea Martin-Hoffman, Appalachian State University

11:20-12:30 pm  Session 3

3a. Underappreciated NC Intellectuals and Educators (FC 121-A)

Transcendentalism in the Albemarle?: The Case of W.O. Saunders
Brian Edwards, College of the Albemarle

Charles L. Coon’s Efforts to Improve African-American Education in North Carolina, 1903-1906
Glen Bowman, Elizabeth City State University

Joseph Charles Price The World’s Orator and Founder of Livingstone College
Lenwood G. Davis, Winston-Salem State University

Moderator: Jeff Broadwater, Barton College

3b. Revisiting the Wars of 20th Century (FC 121-B)

Unremembered but not Unimportant: The Korean War Then and Now
Melinda Pash, Fayetteville Technical Community College

Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You: Deferments and Masculine Citizenship in World War II America
Amy Rutenberg, Appalachian State University

Weltpolitik and Missionspolitik: German Foreign Affairs before World War One
Jeremy Best, Appalachian State University

Moderator: Charles V. Reed, Elizabeth City State University

12:30-2:00 pm Lunch Break (nearby restaurants)

2:00-3:15 pm Session 4

4a. Borders, Migration and National Security (FC 121-A)

Activism Across Borders:  Hmong American Transnational Politics, 1975-2011
Nengher N. Vang, Elizabeth City State University

Chinos in the Northern Mexican Borderlands
Dorothea Martin- Hoffman, Appalachian State University

Moderator:  Hilary N. Green, Elizabeth City State University

4b. Nursing in North Carolina History (FC 121-B)

Health Nursing for Southern Blacks in the Depression Era
LaShonda Brown, University of Virginia

A Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Health Care Institutions as a Prism for Viewing Multiculturalism in Asheville, 1880s-1920s
Andrea A. Leonard, Appalachian State University and Phoebe Pollitt, Appalachian State University

Moderator: James Martin, Campbell University

3:15-4:30pm Roundtable: History Departments in the 21st Century: Tuning, Social Media and Preserving the Discipline (FC 121-A)

  • Richard Bond, Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Charles H. Ford, Norfolk State University
  • Robert Morrow, Morgan State University
  • William Paquette, Tidewater Community College
  • Charles V. Reed, Elizabeth City State University
  • Stephanie J. Richmond, Norfolk State University

4:30-5:15 pm  Business Meeting

Evening Program
Museum of the Albemarle

5:30-6:00 pm Opening and Reception

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

106811i_lentz_smith00017:00-8:00 pm  Keynote Address: Adriane Lentz-Smith,  Duke University

Lentz-Smith’s 2009 book, Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I, looks at the black freedom struggle in the World War I years, with a particular focus on manhood, citizenship claims, and the international experience. Her recent research explores how African Americans engaged the world in the age of Cold War civil rights, and how their participation in US state and empire set the horizons of their freedom struggles.

The 2013 program can be viewed here.

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