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Lecture: Could the Civil War Have Been Prevented? The remarkable story of William Henry Seward's effort to avert war

Lecture: Could the Civil War Have Been Prevented? The remarkable story of William Henry Seward's effort to avert war

From March 06, 2014 7:00 pm until March 06, 2014 8:30 pm

At Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA

Speaker:
Larry Denton, Author

Lecture Highlights:

  • Address the period before and after election of Abraham Lincoln as Deep South moves toward secession.
  • Disscuss immersion of President James Buchanan and President-elect Lincoln in respective political duties
  • Disscuss how Lincoln was inexperienced at national political level, knew few key players and lacked information from Washington
  • Introduce William Henry Seward with emphasis on influence and power in Washington and connection to national leadership
  • Introduce plan developed by Seward to divide the South by offering a compromise to upper South Unionists
  • Speculate on possible outcomes if Seward had been elected President

 Speaker Bio:

  • Descendant of several Maryland families that pre-date the Revolutionary War
  • Denton/Lusby families included several men who fought in the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Great grandfather, William Bayne, Jr. of 7th Maryland Infantry present at Appomattox
  • Towson High School, Western Maryland College, Masters from the Johns Hopkins University
  • 1974-1978 Director of Academic Services (Dean of Admission) at the Johns Hopkins University
  • Led effort to establish "merit scholarships"
  • 1978 Presidential Appointment as Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator of NOAA
  • Helped NOAA establish Office of University Affairs collocating NOAA facilities on university campuses
  • Senior consultant to major firms involved in environmental science
  • 1993-2004 represented Weather Chanel where instrumental in production of "Forecast Earth"
  • Author of "A Southern Star for Maryland: Maryland and the Secession Crisis" (1995)
  • Author of "William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis: The Effort to Prevent Civil War (2009)
  • Retired and living in Oxford Maryland

2014-03-06 19:00:00
2014-03-06 20:30:00
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