Southern Industrialization Project
Kennesaw State University
June 13-14, 2008
|The Southern Industrialization Project (SIP) seeks to foster a greater understanding of the history and culture of industrialization in the American South. SIP primarily consists of a discussion list of more than 100 academic and public historians with research interests that encompass many industries, eras, and geographic locations. Each year we meet to hear scholarly papers and to propose methods for promoting research in Southern industrial history.
Southern Industrialization Project Conference
Friday, June 13
3:15-5:00 Session I: Industrial Projects in Public History Roundtable
Chair: Ray Luce, Director of the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Jack Wynn, North Georgia College & State University; also Executive Director of Friends of Scull Shoals
Comment: Randall Gooden, Clayton State University
5:30-7:00 Reception and Keynote, Jolley Lodge
7:00-8:00 Keynote "Apologies, Regrets and Reparations"
Saturday, June 14
Session II, 8:30-10:00: New South Entrepreneurs
Chair: Michael Gagnon, Georgia Gwinnett College
"Georgia's Etowah River Valley as Seedbed of the New South: Gold, Iron, Coal, and the Impetus for Birmingham"
"Mining Black Diamonds: Extracting Coal from North-Central Alabama, 1866-1890"
"Sawmilling and the Courts in Antebellum New Orleans: A Study of the
Comment: Randy Patton, Kennesaw State University
8:30 a.m.-10:00 Session III: Southern Labor Studies Association Session
Chair: Michelle Haberland, Georgia Southern University
"'Bearing arms to repel invasion is a part of our great American
Comment: Richard Starnes, Western Carolina University
10:15-11:45 Session IV: Conflicting Views of Southern Industrialization
Chair: Michele Gillespie, Wake Forest University
Religious Criticism of Southern Industry: "An Appeal to the Industrial
"An Industrious Generation: The Watauga Club and Industrial Education,
Comment: Angela Lakwete, Auburn University
10:15-11:45 Session V: Environmental Aspects of Southern Industrialization
Chair: Steven Reich, James Madison University
"Yellow Jack Rides the Rails: Jacksonville's Yellow Fever Epidemic of
"'You learnt to spin and you learnt to hear:' Sensory History,
Comment: Steven Reich
1:30-3:00 Panel Discussion: Assessing the State of Southern Economic History
Moderator: Louis Kyriakoudes, University of Southern Mississippi
Gavin Wright, Stanford University
3:30-5:30 Field Trip
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