Evolving Perspectives on Slavery, Emancipation, and Antietam

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Evolving Perspectives on Slavery, Emancipation, and Antietam

April 23, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Antietam – 160th: Evolution of the Scholarship: Changing Perceptions and Park History

The Antietam Institute is pleased to announce its first annual Spring Symposium, slated for April 23, 2022. Marking the 160th anniversary of the 1862 Maryland Campaign, the symposium will focus on the evolving scholarship, interpretation and understanding of the campaign over the last 160 years.

The Symposium will welcome these five dynamic speakers: Steven Stotelmyer, Dr. Emilie Amt, Keith Snyder, Scott Hartwig, and Dr. Tom Clemens. Steve will discuss the changing historiography of George McClellan; Emilie will cover the evolving interfaces of slavery, emancipation, and the battle; Keith will explain the evolution of the battlefield itself; Scott will reflect on his perspectives on Antietam after a decades-long deep dive into the campaign; Tom will wrap up the speakers’ portion of the symposium by looking back on the contributions of Ezra Carman and John Gould. Our symposium concludes with a panel comprised of our speakers who look forward to further free-wheeling conversations on these issues and discussions with our audience.

There will be ample opportunities for interactions with the speakers, scholars/experts, and other participants during the presentations, lunch, and during the panel discussion. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, so register early. Registration began on October 15, 2021 and continues until March 23, 2022.


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16869 Taylors Landing Rd
Sharpsburg, MD 21782 United States
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