Jews, Slavery and the Civil War Conference

The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program and the new Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston are pleased to announce a two-day conference on “Jews, Slavery and the Civil War” to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the conflict. The conference will cover a range of themes including Jewish attitudes toward and involvement in slavery and abolition, Jewish soldiering and wartime service, the Jewish experience on the home front, the impact of the war on Jewish identity and institutions, the post-war experience of Jewish veterans, Jews and Reconstruction, and Jewish commemoration and memorialization. For more information, contact Dr. Adam Mendelsohn at 843-953-2036 or mendelsohna@cofc.edu.

A complete schedule is available at http://jewish.cofc.edu/events/index.php.

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About Lisa Randle

Lisa is the Education Outreach Coordinator for Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the Site Coordinator for the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program at the College of Charleston. Lisa is currently working on a PhD in historic archaeology at the University of South Carolina.

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