November 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Schoen Delivers Paper at Rothermere American Institute at Oxford

Dr. Brian Schoen

Dr. Brian Schoen. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission

Dr. Brian Schoen delivered a paper to about 49 students and faculty at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford on Oct. 28.

Schoen, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, is the Fulbright-sponsored Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College Dublin in Ireland for the 2014-15 academic year.

His talk on “Statecraft and Secession: The Challenge of American Nationhood in an Age of Global Crisis” was presented as part of an American History Research Seminar.

Schoen argued for the need to situate crises of secession and civil war within the context of international relations, highlighting the role that foreign powers unintentionally played in shaping the start of American’s own Civil War.

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