South Carolina Secession, Part 1

A panel was held on the secession of South Carolina from the Union on December 20, 1860. South Carolina was the first state to secede from… read more

A panel was held on the secession of South Carolina from the Union on December 20, 1860. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, shortly after the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. Ten more states would secede in 1861. After both panelists made their presentations they responded to questions from members of the audience. Faye Jensen moderated. 

William Davis spoke on “John C. Breckinridge: The Fire-Eater’s Prisoner.” William Scarborough spoke on “Propagandists for Secession: Edmund Ruffin of Virginia and Robert Barnwell Rhett of South Carolina.”

“The Campaign for Disunion” was the morning panel of the “A House Divided: Secession and Its Legacy Symposium” held at the Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center by The South Carolina Historical Society, The Citadel, and The Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • William "Jack" C. Davis Program Director Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
  • Faye L. Jensen Executive Director South Carolina Historical Society
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South Carolina Secession, Part 1

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296906-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2011
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2011

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  • Jan 15, 2011 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 15, 2011 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 16, 2011 | 11:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2011 | 5:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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