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2013 ANNUAL HISTORY SECTION DINNER
2013 Annual History Section Dinner
Tuesday, April 30; 6:00-9:00 pm
The Court of Two Sisters
Invited Speaker: William J. Cooper, PhD
Boyd Professor of History, Louisiana State University
The Code: The Concept of Honor in the Antebellum South
This year’s annual meeting will feature renowned southern and Civil War historian Dr. William J. Cooper, a Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University (LSU), who will enlighten us about the concept of honor and its place in society within the antebellum South. Honor was seen as a cardinal virtue within southern white society — from wealthy plantation owners to everyday farmers — and paired with liberty, formed the twin god of southern mores. This combination held a powerful role in a slave society, where the divide between liberty and slavery was so dramatic. Dr. Cooper also will look at how honor impacted different personal aspects of southern culture, such as the duel, as well as how a society imbued with this sense of honor and liberty could feel compelled to display it when it appeared threatened.
All are invited to this memorable evening at the historic French Quarter restaurant, The Court of Two Sisters. Enjoy cocktails and dinner with your colleagues, followed by Dr. Cooper discussing this important time in southern history. The cost of the evening is $150 per person and registration is required.