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May 1618, 2002 
Atlanta, Georgia

"Historical Reconstructions"

Program Directors: 
William W. Freehling, University of Kentucky 
Robert Herzstein, University of South Carolina 


The conference seeks to understand how elites, social groups, and individuals have tried to reconstitute and strengthen their societies after defeat in war, ensuing turmoil, or social upheaval. "Reconstructions" need to be understood in a wide context that embraces political, military, economic, social, institutional, and intellectual history.
 



 
 

Thursday May 16, 2002

12:00-8:00pm
REGISTRATION 
 

3:00-5:30pm
PLENARY SESSION:
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Welcome: George Huppert, President, The Historical Society, University of Illinois at Chicago

Seymour Drescher, University of Pittsburgh
"White Atlantic? The Choice for African Slave Labor in the Americas" 

David Landes, Harvard University
"China and the West: Never the Twain Shall Meet" 

Moderator: Sean Wilentz, Princeton University
 
 

5:30pm
RECEPTION

6:30pm
DINNER
 
 

8:00pm
PLENARY SESSION: 
CHRISTOPHER LASCH LECTURE
Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto and Princeton University
"Jews, Africans, and Philosophes in Colonial Suriname" 

Moderator: Robert Lerner, Northwestern University


Friday May 17, 2002

7:30am-4:30pm
REGISTRATION
 

7:30-9:30am
BREAKFAST
 
 

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9:00-10:45am

THE BALKANS SINCE WWII
Gerasimos Augustinos, University of South Carolina
"Ravaged Space, Splintered Convictions: Re-Constructing Greece After World War II" 

Yitzchak Kerem, Aristotle University
"Reconstructing the ex-Yugoslavia: Creating New Societies or Perpetuating Old Problematic Dreams?" 

Moderator: Joseph Lucas, The Historical Society

Respondents: Sarah Kent, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
                       John Treadway, University of Richmond
 

CULTURAL RESPONSES TO THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 
Thomas Albert Howard, Gordon College 
"Prussia, Napoleon, and the Rise of the Modern University" 

Todd Larkin, Montana State University
"The Aesthetics of Expiation: Louis XVIII's Cult(ural) Politics, 1815-1820" 

Brent Maner, University of Tulsa
"Reconstructing the Ancient German Past: Historical Preservation after the Napoleonic Invasions" 

Moderator: Owen Connelly, University of South Carolina

Respondent: James Friguglietti, Montana State University, Billings
 

ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION OF FRANCE AFTER WWI
E.P. Fitzgerald, Carleton University
"French Reconstruction after the Great War: An Inevitable Failure?" 

Joshua M. Humphreys, New York University, Institute of French Studies
"Reconstruction, Social Reform, and the Rationalization of French Thought after World War I" 

Michael S. Smith, University of South Carolina
"Snatching Economic Victory from the Jaws of Defeat: The Destruction, Reconstruction, and Rationalization of French Steel, 1914-1929" 

Moderator: William Keylor, Boston University

Respondent: Edmund Clingan, University of North Dakota
 

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES DURING AND AFTER THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY
David Weisberg, Hebrew Union College
"The Reconstruction of Jewish Communities during the Neo-Babylonian Era" 

Edwin Yamauchi, Miami University 
"The Reconstruction of Jewish Communities during the Persian Era" 

Moderator: Edwin Yamauchi, Miami University 

Respondent: Kevin L. Spawn, Simpson College
 

REVISITING THE DEBATES ON AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION
Mark Smith, University of South Carolina
"State of the Field" 

Mark Wahlgren Summers, University of Kentucky
"The Constructive Unreality of Reconstruction Policy-Making" 

Moderator: William W. Freehling, University of Kentucky

Respondents: Thavolia Glymph, Duke University
                      Harold Woodman, Purdue University
 

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11:15am-1:00pm

EARLY MODERN BRITAIN
Jennifer Ridden, University of Cambridge
"Reconstructing Ireland within Britain: The Irish Elite and Liberal Reform after the 1798 Rebellion" 

Margaret Sankey, Auburn University
"Revenge, Reconciliation, and Reconstruction: The British State and the Jacobite Prisoners of the 1715 Rebellion" 

Moderator: Mark Fissel, Augusta State University

Respondent: Jeremy Black, University of Exeter 
 
 

HISTORIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION
Bobby Donaldson, University of South Carolina
"Rescuing African-American Historians of Reconstruction" 

Scott P. Marler, Rice University "The Reconstruction of One Kind of Freedom: New Edition, New Thoughts"

Moderator: Charles Pete Banner-Haley, Colgate University

Respondent: John Rodrigue, Louisiana State University
 

MODERN AFRICAN RECONSTRUCTIONS
Kolby W. Bilal, The College of William and Mary
"'Reason, I Sacrifice You to the Morning Breeze:' The Negritude Movement as a Cultural Response to European Colonization in Francophone Africa" 

Moderator: Arthur Abraham, Virginia State University

Respondent: Patricia Romero, Towson University
 

POLITICAL USES OF THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF CATASTROPHES
Kevin Cramer, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis 
"The Lamentations of Germany: The Historiography of the Thirty Years' War, 1790-1890" 

William Mulligan, University College, Dublin
"Historical Stereotypes and the Franco-German Relationship after the First World War" 

Moderator: Robert Herzstein, University of South Carolina

Respondent: James V.H. Melton, Emory University
 

ROBERT L. DABNEY: THEOLOGIAN & SOCIAL CRITIC
Wallace Hettle, University of Northern Iowa 
"Inventing Stonewall Jackson: Robert Lewis Dabney, Martyrdom, and the Reconstruction of Southern Manhood" 

Sean Lucas, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"'Old Times There are Not Forgotten:' Robert Lewis Dabney's Public Theology for a Reconstructed South" 

Moderator: Randall Patton, Kennesaw State University

Respondent: Robert Calhoon, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
                    Darryl G. Hart, Westminster Theological Seminary
 

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1:00-2:30pm 

LUNCHEON 
Speculations on Reconstruction
William Freehling, University of Kentucky 
Eugene Genovese, Atlanta, Georgia 
and audience 
 

PHI ALPHA THETA LUNCHEON
"A Bad Marriage: Reconstructing Scotland as Northern Britain" 
Deborah Symonds, Drake University
 
 

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2:45-4:30pm

GERMAN CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO DEFEAT IN TWO WORLD WARS
Matthew D. Hockenos, Skidmore College
"Reconstructing Church History: Protestant Church Leaders and the Jewish Question in Germany, 1945-1950" 

Carol Woodfin, Palm Beach Atlantic College
"Protestant Women and Germany's Reconstruction after World War I" 

Moderator: Samuel J. Thomas, Michigan State University

Respondent: Robert Herzstein, University of South Carolina
 

INTELLECTUALS IN EIGHTEENTH- AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY CRISES
Thomas C. Behr, University of Houston
"The Eternal Return of Natural Law: The Revival of Scholastic Natural Law Thought in Europe during the Restoration and Luigi Taparelli D'Azeglio, S.J. (1792-1862)" 

Niles R. Holt, Illinois State University
"Between Science and Politics: Rudolf Virchow and the Reconstruction of German Liberalism" 

Moderator: Ingrid Merikoski, Independent Scholar

Respondent: Gerard V. Bradley, Notre Dame University Law School
 

NEW DIRECTIONS IN AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION
Michael Fellman, Simon Fraser University
"Reframing Reconstruction" 

Mitchell Snay, Denison University 
"Land & Nationality" 

Moderator: Bertram Wyatt-Brown, University of Florida 

Respondents: David Carlton, Vanderbilt University
                       Jay Mandle, Colgate University
 

NORTHERN ECONOMIC AND MILITARY RESPONSES TO VICTORY
Mark R. Wilson, University of Chicago
"Dismantling a War Economy: Military-Industrial Demobilization and Reconstruction in the United States after the Civil War" 

Moderator: Michael Holt, University of Virginia

Respondent: Anne Bailey, Georgia College & State University
 
 

RECONSTRUCTIONS IN CLASSICAL GREECE
John Hale, University of Louisville
"Athens after the Persian Wars" 

Barry Strauss, Cornell University
"Athens after the Peloponnesian War" 

Victor Davis Hanson, California State University, Fresno 
"Thebes after the Spartan Occupation" 

Moderator: Donald Yerxa, Eastern Nazarene College, The Historical Society

Respondent: Loren J. Samons, II, Boston University
 

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4:45-6:15pm
MOCK INTERVIEWS
 


Saturday May 18, 2002

8:00am-12:00pm
REGISTRATION

8:00-9:30am
BREAKFAST
 

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10:00am-12:00pm

COMMUNITIES IN THE RECONSTRUCTED SOUTH
James Farmer, University of South Carolina Aiken 
"'Visitors Will Find a Welcome:' Aiken, South Carolina and the Yankees, 1869-1890" 

Barbara W. Wright, University of Alabama, Huntsville
"The Free Black Community of Huntsville, Alabama" 

Moderator: Randolph B. Campbell, University of North Texas

Respondents: Randolph B. Campbell, University of North Texas
                       Daniel Littlefield, University of South Carolina
 
 

DIPLOMATIC AND ECONOMIC POLICY AFTER WWII
John Patrick Diggins, City University of New York Graduate Center
"The Fall of Communism and the Reconstruction of Russia" 

Alfred C. Mierzejewski, Athens State University
"Uneasy Partners: Ludwig Erhard and the Allied Occupation Authorities, 1945-1955" 

Jamie Miller, Bard College
"Personality, Ideology, and Interest in the Reconstruction of the World Trading System: The Case of Stafford Cripps and Will Clayton" 

Moderator: Marc Trachtenberg, University of California, Los Angeles

Respondent: Jeffrey Vanke, Guilford College
 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & IDELOLOGY IN THE RECONSTRUCTED SOUTH 
Brent J. Aucoin, Williams Baptist College
"A Re-evaluation of the New South Creed: Thomas Goode Jones and the American South after the Civil War" 

J. Tracy Power, South Carolina Archives and History Center
"'My Chief Desire is To Be Useful and Do Something for My Native State:' The Reconstruction of George Washington Custis Lee"

Moderator: Mary DeCredico, United States Naval Academy

Respondent: Peter Coclanis, University of North Carolina
 

RELIGIOUS RECONSIDERATIONS OF SOCIAL CRISES: THIRTEENTH TO SIXTEENTH CENTURIES
Susan Boettcher, University of Texas
"Reformation Rupture and the Reconstruction of Ecclesiastical Authority in Lutheran Histories of the Reformation: Re-envisioning the Church's Past in the Later Sixteenth Century" 

Piotr Górecki, University of California, Riverside
"A Monastic History as Reconstruction and Recovery: Abbot Peter and the Henrykow Book" 

Frank Williams, Reinhardt College
"Reconstituting Society in Agenais after the Hundred Years War" 

Moderator: Mary Stroll, University of California, San Diego

Respondent: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
 

WORLD PERSPECTIVES ON THE ERA OF RECONSTRUCTION
Dain Borges, University of Chicago
"Understanding Brazil as a Slave Society" 

John Edward Higginson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Making Short Work of Traditions: Marico, Rustenburg, and the Conclusions of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission" 

Mark Ravina, Emory University
"Japan's Forgotten Civil War: The Meiji Restoration and the Satsuma Rebellion" 

Moderator: Cathal Nolan, Boston University

Respondent: Franklin W. Knight, Johns Hopkins University
 
 

____________________
12:00-1:30pm 
LUNCHEON
A Conversation about The Journal of The Historical Society with 
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Editor 
Laura Crawley, Managing Editor
 
 
 

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1:30-3:30pm

NATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE USSR AND POST-SOVIET RUSSIA
Anna Krylova, University of South Carolina
"Dancing on the Graves of the Dead: Identity and Historical Consciousness in Post-Soviet Russia" 

Douglas Northrop, University of Georgia
"Nationalizing Backwardness: Gender, Empire, and Uzbek Identity" 

Moderator: T. Christopher Jespersen, North Georgia College and State University

Respondent: Jonathan Daly, University of Illinois at Chicago 
 

EXPELLED AND DISPLACED PERSONS AFTER WWII
Amy Alrich, Ohio State University
"Illegal Resettler Organizations in the Soviet Zone of Occupation: Community and Identity among Expelled Germans" 

Laura J. Hilton, Muskingum College
"Constructions of Community within Displaced Persons Camps in Germany, 1945-1948" 

Moderator: Marsha Frey, Kansas State University

Respondents: Robert Emmet Kennedy, Jr., George Washington University
 
 

REBUILDING FRANCE AFTER WWII
Kyri Watson Claflin, Boston University
"Feeding the Liberation: Reconstructing Parisian Food Commerce after the Occupation" 

François Le Roy, Northern Kentucky University 
"The Five-Year Aeronautical Plan: Reconstructing France's Air Power and Grandeur, 1951-1955" 

W. Brian Newsome, University of South Carolina 
"The Propaganda of French Reconstruction and Town Planning, 1940-1968" 

Moderator: Chris Beneke, The Citadel

Respondent: Rosemary Wakeman, Fordham University
 

ROUNDTABLE: RECONSTRUCTIONS, RESTORATIONS, AND THE WRITING OF HISTORIES OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
Mark Chavalas, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
"Towards a Reconstruction of the History of Inland Syria: The Khana Kingdom in the Late Bronze Age" 

Steven Garfinkle, Western Washington University
"Collapse or Continuity? The Periodization of the Early History of the Ancient Near East" 

Andrew Gross, New York University
"A People of the Book: Reconstructing National Identity in Ancient Israel" 

Philip Jones, University of Pennsylvania
"From Divine King to Royal God: Re-Imagining Community in Ancient Mesopotamia" 

Seth Richardson, Columbia University
"Babylon, Desaparecida: The Murky End of a Famous Kingdom" 

John Robertson, Central Michigan University
"On Monkeys' Faces and Coming in Waves: Nomads and 'Barbarians' in Structuring the Modern Historiography of the Ancient Near East" 

Moderator: Paul Rahe, University of Tulsa

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4:00- 6:00pm

PLENARY SESSION
SUMMARY DISCUSSION
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Emory University
"Reconstructions" 

Moderator: David Moltke-Hansen, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Respondents: Stanley Kutler, University of Wisconsin
                     David Moltke-Hansen, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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