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Panel Discussion – Why the American Revolution is Still Relevant
November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the American Revolution Institute for a special panel discussion and reception in Camden, South Carolina, at the Robert Mills Courthouse.
Two hundred and thirty-six years after the conclusion of the American Revolution, the ideals that were fought for and won by the United States remain the foundation of our nation today. Panelists Walter B. Edgar, Woody Holton and Jack D. Warren, Jr., discuss the timeless significance of the vast event that created our nation.
The evening begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.
Reservations required. Tickets are $35 per person.
Thank you to our partners for this event: The City of Camden and Kershaw County, South Carolina; Historic Camden Foundation; The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in South Carolina; The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina; The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina and The South Carolina Historical Society.
About the Panelists
Walter B. Edgar retired from the University of South Carolina in 2012 after a forty-year career. He was director of its Institute for Southern Studies and held four named professorships, including the George Washington Distinguished Professor of History and the Claude Henry Neuffer Professor of Southern Studies. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he did his undergraduate work at Davidson College and his graduate work at the University of South Carolina. Edgar is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on South Carolina and the American South, including The South Carolina Encyclopedia (2006), of which he was editor-in-chief. He is also the author of South Carolina: A History (1998) and Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Campaign that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution (2001). He hosts two programs on SC ETV Radio, “Walter Edgar’s Journal” and “South Carolina from A to Z.”
Woody Holton is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, teaching early American history, especially the American Revolution, with a focus on economic history and on African Americans, Native Americans and women. He has published three award-winning books: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007), a finalist for the National Book Award; Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia (1999); and the Bancroft Prize-winning Abigail Adams (2009), which he wrote on a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has received numerous awards, including three from the Organization of American Historians. Holton received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in history from Duke.
Jack D. Warren, Jr., is the executive director of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati. He joined the Society of the Cincinnati staff in 2002 and was named its first-ever executive director in 2004. Warren holds degrees in history from the University of Mississippi and Brown University. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts, Brown University and the University of Virginia. Warren has been a leader in the preservation of historic places associated with George Washington and has served as a consultant and advisor to the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Battlefield Trust and Mount Vernon, among other institutions. He authored the book The Presidency of George Washington (2000), described as the first specialized study of the Washington presidency published in a generation.