May 19, 2014
John M. McCardell, Jr., Ph.D.,
Vice-chancellor, Sewanee: University of the South
Dr. McCardell will present "The Civil War and the Quest for Nationality," discussing the differing conceptions of nationhood and character by both North and South, in Lovett's Hendrix-Chenault Theater on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 11:00 am.
Dr. McCardell, president emeritus of Middlebury College, was elected in 2010 to be Sewanee’s 16th vice-chancellor. He possesses a record of achievement as a scholar of the American South, as the chief executive of one of America’s finest liberal arts colleges, and as a respected national figure in the public discussion about higher education and student life.
A prolific writer, Dr. McCardell is the author of The Idea of a Southern Nation, and his specialty is U.S. history in the 19th century with emphasis on the Old South and on American historiography.
A Maryland native, he is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, and later studied at The Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in history.
To commemorate the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial, Lovett is also sponsoring several other adult education offerings. More information is available on Lovett's Adult Education webpage. Complete this form to register.
Atlanta and the Civil War
A multi-part course presented by Richard Hall, Ph.D., Lovett teacher and administrator, retired, with special guest Wendy Venet, Ph.D., Professor of History, Georgia State University
Bus Tour: Battle of Peachtree Creek
Saturday, April 12, 9:30 am-noon
Hosted by Gordon L. Jones, Senior Military Historian and Curator, Atlanta History Center