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Topic: Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable Zoom Meeting

Time: Feb 9, 2023 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 897 3089 8297

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Seattle Pacific University professor and PSCWRT member Bill Woodward will be our presenter on Thursday, February 9. Bill will talk on “Why Civil War: Four ‘Reminiscences’.” He will  “invite” four participants – whose speeches he will voice – to explain what happened to bring about the Civil War. The New York businessman will say it was different economies. The firebrand preacher will argue it was Southern sin. The Irish immigrant will claim it was a political failure and the Southern boy will say it was banning Southern property (i.e. enslaved people) from the West. After voicing these four positions, Bill will show the common themes in all four, highlight the legacy of the war that has kept the argument going for more than 150 years, and invite the Round Table participants to offer their viewpoints.  

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Some basics: our meetings are held monthly, September to May, conditions permitting, at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Menu selections include Mongolian beef, chicken, salmon, or vegetarian. Cost for 2022-2023 will be $28. Our meetings generally feature a guest speaker, with topics ranging across many viewpoints, and with expertise drawn from the academic and professional communities.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is threefold: to educate, to preserve, and to remember. We seek to inform ourselves and others about the American Civil War and its era. We seek to preserve heritage through local and national projects. We seek to remember those who struggled for their cause, especially those who helped to make the state of Washington the place it is today. In this endeavor, we seek the services of the most outstanding scholars of the world. If you would like to be a speaker for us, please contact us!

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this page last updated 4 February 2023