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Irrepressible Conflicts: The Road to the Civil War
Marc Newman

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 2015 marks the final year of commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. This lecture will highlight full details about major events concerning the conflict will be highlighted through the use of numerous original artifacts such as: The Compromise of 1850  with emphasis on the roles of the Great Statesmen such as Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster. You will learn the true story regarding the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin and its subsequent global impact! The Dred Scott Case will be considered through the State and Federal Courts from 1856 to 1857. Original trial transcripts and newspapers will be displayed. We will also examine John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry which fell short in sparking his desired slave rebellion. During this four-part lecture series other antique and literary pieces such as the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates, the speech of Charles Sumner leading to his caning by Congressman Preston Brooks, and the South Carolina Treatise which justified the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861 will all be examined and analyzed. The series is an in-depth examination of major events and personalities that are barely known and thoroughly thought-provoking!

1. The Compromise of 1850 to the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin
2. The Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 to the Wyandotte Constitution
3. Dred Scott Case to John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
4. The Election of 1860 to the Attack on Fort Sumter
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marc Newman is a well known historian and author with seventy publications, books and articles. He is a designer of historical commemoratives for U.S. and foreign companies. As a radio co-host he created "History On The Air" in NY.  Marc has been the recipient of numerous awards in education and history on the national and state levels; including New York and Florida. (National Teacher's Medal of Excellence by the Freedom Foundation, American Revolution Award by the Revolution Roundtable, Most Outstanding History Teacher in NYS and Most Outstanding Social Studies Teacher in NYS, the Congressional Recognition Citation Award for Service). Marc has appeared on several television programs, including 'On The River'- The Chaining of the Hudson River, portraying British Major John Andre. As a public speaker he has appeared throughout NYS, Washington, DC and Florida. As a presenter, he appears often in period clothing, creating a large display of authentic historical artifacts as they relate to each topic and lecture. 

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Date: Mondays, October 26; November 2, 9, 16
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $37
Door price member/non-member - $55

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