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“New Voyages” focuses on N.C., the South

022013Feature_GoldfieldUNCG will host the final conference in a statewide series titled “New Voyages to Carolina,” which will bring a number of prominent scholars who study North Carolina and the U.S. South to campus Feb. 28 and March 1.

The keynote address by David Goldfield (in visual), titled “The Progressive Plutocracy Revisited,” will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Room 120 in the School of Education Building. A reception will follow in the Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public. Goldfield is a history professor at UNC Charlotte and the author or editor of 16 books, including “Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers” (1992), “Black, White, and Southern” (1990) and “America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation” (2011). He is the incoming president of the Southern Historical Association.

The conference features a dozen speakers, including Deborah Beckel, who teaches women’s history writing at Lynchburg College and is the author of “Radical Reform: Interracial Politics in Post-Emancipation North Carolina;” Robert Korstad, professor of public policy and history at Duke University and co-author of “Like a Family,” “Remembering Jim Crow” and “To Right These Wrongs;” and economic historian Peter Coclanis, director of the Global Research Institute at UNC Chapel Hill and author of “The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670–1920.”

Moderators will include UNCG History faculty members Charles Bolton, Watson Jennison, Greg O’Brien and Lisa Tolbert. Dean Timothy Johnson will introduce the keynote speaker.

Advance registration is encouraged but registration at the door will be possible. All conference events are free to UNCG faculty, staff and students.

Full story – and link to the full schedule – at UNCG News.

By Betsi Robinson