November 1, 2013 at 5:00 am

Schoen on Civil War ‘Winter of Disunion,’ Nov. 13

Dr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor of History, gives a talk at the Athens Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Athens County Library.

“We are aware of many of the great, or at least bloody, battles of the Civil War, and we might be vaguely aware of some of the conflicts about slavery going all the way back to the Constitutional Convention In Philadelphia. But sometimes we overlook the period that immediately preceded the firing upon Fort Sumter. In other words how did the states divide to become enemy combatants?” says the Round Table email.

Dr. Brian Schoen

Dr. Brian Schoen

“During our next Civil War Roundtable our good friend, and mentor, Brian Schoen of Ohio University’s History Department, will lead our discussion about the Winter of Disunion, roughly the period between the election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860 and Fort Sumter, a little more than six months later. What were the circumstances and dynamics that led seven lower South states to secede and to form the Confederate States of America? And who were some of the individuals who led that revolt?

“Whenever he makes one of our presentations Brian always provides much factual background and insight to the issues at hand,. And he always leaves time for questions and this program should be no exception. Please join us as we try to learn more about this most perilous period in our national history.”



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