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Topic: American Civil War

APSU students learn from award winning American slavery scholar Ed Baptist

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slavery in the United States was officially abolished on December 6th, 1865 when the thirteenth amendment was ratified by three-fourth of the states. But while all remaining slaves became officially free on that day, the ripples from the United States’ violent history continue to be felt to this day.

Austin Peay State University students recently had an opportunity to converse with one of the preeminent experts on the history of slavery in the United States when they participated in an online question and answer session with journalist, and Cornell University history professor, Ed Baptist.

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Ed Baptist.

“The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Ed Baptist.

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Austin Peay State University history honor society attends regional conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) History Honor Society put on another strong showing during the PAT Regional Conference at Tennessee Tech last weekend, with four members presenting at the event.

Patrick Toth, PAT president, presented, “Vitis vinifera and Rome: How Wine Helped Forge a Civilization.”

(L to R) Minoa Uffelman, PAT advisor, Patrick Toth, PAT president, Michael Farrell, Ryan Krause, Kali Wessels, John Steinberg, chair of the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, Deanna Carter, Amanda Lawson, Jennifer Kaiser, Amanda Bailey and Evan Nooe.

(L to R) Minoa Uffelman, PAT advisor, Patrick Toth, PAT president, Michael Farrell, Ryan Krause, Kali Wessels, John Steinberg, chair of the APSU Department of History and Philosophy, Deanna Carter, Amanda Lawson, Jennifer Kaiser, Amanda Bailey and Evan Nooe.

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Land Between The Lakes to hold Fort Henry Anniversary Program, February 8th, 2014

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – In February of 1862, “Between the Rivers” was bracing for war. Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry with Federal forces moving up the Tennessee River. Visit Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area to get outdoors and learn more about the American Civil War.

The popular Fort Henry Anniversary Program will take place on Saturday, February 8th from 1:00pm-2:30pm at The Homeplace. «Read the rest of this article»

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Historian David Goldfield to present new perspective on Civil War at Austin Peay State University February 4th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In August 1834, an angry Protestant mob entered a Catholic convent outside of Boston, broke windows and furniture and then set the building on fire.

The next morning, the ruins of this small convent smoldered, but the fire of religious unease, which had ignited the riot, would continue to burn for another 30 years.

Historian David Goldfield

Historian David Goldfield

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 15th, 2014

 

The 118th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Jefferson Davis: The Man”

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis

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Fort Defiance to host Civil War Summer Camp

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is proud to host the City’s first Civil War Summer Camp for youth in the 5th and 6th grades.

The Civil War Summer Camp, instructed by Karel Biggs, focuses on the American Civil War.  Students will learn more about the people, events, vocabulary, songs, food, drills, clothing and flags associated with the War.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting November 11th

 

Tennessee – Honoring our veterans, great hikes, living history opportunities – these are just some of the fun Tennessee State Park activities planned in your area! Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Tennessee – Ghosts and goblins take note!  It’s Halloween in Tennessee and there are several “spooky” fun events in store for kids and adults alike!  There also are some great early November events planned in the Middle Tennessee area from rock-climbing workshops to outstanding hikes to honoring our local Veterans!  Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Fall in Tennessee is a glorious time! Tennessee State Parks has some of the very best events and programs the season has to offer – featuring a mosaic of color, pumpkins galore and a few tricks or treats up our sleeves! 

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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