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April 16-17, 1999

Shaker Village

Pleasant Hill, Kentucky

Make Reservations NOW for the fabulous forty-fourth annual meeting of the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.

The meeting will feature the release of Border States, No. 12, the first issue under new editors, Ellen Donovan and Mary Hoffschwelle, Middle Tennessee State University. The meeting includes an evening with Steven Weisenburger, author of Modern Medea, A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South, a scholarly work explaining the events which inspired Toni Morrison's novel, and the subsequent movie, Beloved.

Mention American Studies Association when you make your LODGING reservations by April 1 ($60 single/$70 double) with:

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-8846
(800) 734-5611, ext. 107
The conference registration fee, payable upon arrival, will be circa $40 and include food and drinks Friday evening and Saturday morning. (If anyone plans to eat, but not to sleep, at Pleasant Hill, inform the Secretary-Treasurer before April 16:
Gene Forderhase, KY-TN ASA
History Department, Keith 323
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
phone: 606-622-1293


Friday, April 16, 1999

11:00 Registration
West Lot

1:00 Welcome
West Lot

Chapter President
Anne-Leslie Owens, Metro Historical Commission, Presiding

1:10 Session I
Outsiders and the South

Ellen Donovan, Middle Tennessee State University, Presiding

"Appalachian Otherness: Lee Smith's Oral History"
Martha Billips Turner, Transylvania University

"Heralds of Freedom: Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Struggle, 1930-1970"
Betsy Brinson, Oral History Commission of the Kentucky Historical Society

"Nashville Battle Monument: Symbol of National Reconciliation and Peace"
Vivien G. Fryd, Vanderbilt University

2:40 Session II
Understanding the Wilderness

Michael F. Dunne, Middle Tennessee State University, Presiding

"Sources of Kentucky and Tennessee History: The Draper Papers"
Carole S. Bucy, Volunteer State Community College

"Panic in the Republican Wilderness: Robert M. Bird, Early National Literature and the Crisis of Liberation"
James E. Block, DePaul University

3:45 Session III
Driving Toward a New South

Michael Birdwell, Tennessee Technological University, Presiding

"Marketing the Merry Oldsmobile in the MidSouth"
John Butler, Austin Peay State University

4:20 Attitudinal Adjustment
5:30 Dinner
Trustees' Office Dining Room

After Dinner Program
Anne-Leslie Owens, President, Metro Historical Commission, Presiding

"Margaret Garner, Beloved, and Legend-Making"
Steven Weisenburger, University of Kentucky

  Saturday, April 17, 1999

7:30 Breakfast
Trustees' Office Dining Room

8:45 Business Meeting
Anne-Leslie Owens, Metro Historical Commission, Presiding
9:00 Session IV
Saturday Morning Cartoons

Melissa McEuen, Transylvania University, Presiding

"The Pleasure(s) and Power(s) of Television; Or, Can Cartoons Change the World?"
David E. Magill, University of Kentucky

9:40 Session V
Life and Culture in the Antebellum Border States

Calvin Dickinson, Tennessee Technological University, Presiding

"The White, Black, Town, and Country Families in Ante-Bellum Kentucky"
Arthur Wrobel, University of Kentucky

"German American Log Houses of Lawrence County, Tennessee"
Michael T. Gavin, The Farm Building Company, Inc.

"Life and Culture in Antebellum Southcentral Kentucky as Seen in the Reflections of Silverware"
Carol Crowe Carraco, Western Kentucky University

11:10 Session VI
Reactions to the Agrarian School

Todd Coke, Georgetown College, Presiding

"The Big Ballad Jamboree: Donald Davidson and the Southern Folk"
Tycho de Boer, Vanderbilt University

"All the King's Men Today"
Judith Hatchett, Midway College

12:00 Adjourn

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