VideoIn March 2019, Lander University hosted a World War I Symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Bringing together accomplished historians and local citizens the symposium set out...
World War I Symposium – Lander University
Time of Tradition and Transition: A Symposium on the South and World War I
In March 2019, Lander University hosted a World War I Symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Bringing together accomplished historians and local citizens the symposium set out to explain how WWI affected the South’s culture, economy, and politics.
Included in this series are interviews with the following experts:
- Dr. Angela Jill Cooley - Associate Professor of History at Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Dr. Matthew L. Downs - Associate Professor of History at the University of Mobile
- Dr. M. Ryan Floyd - Associate Professor of History at Lander University
- Dr. Fritz P. Hamer - Curator of History and Archivist at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
- Dr. Courtney Tollison Hartness - Assistant Professor of History at Furman University
- Dr. Lucas McMillan - Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Lander University
- Dr. Kathryn M. Silva - Assistant Professor of history at Claflin University
Various Topics In This Series May Not Be Suitable For Some Audiences. Viewer Discretion Is Advised.
VideoDr. M. Ryan Floyd discusses the events leading up to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which signaled the beginning of World War I.
VideoDr. M. Ryan Floyd discusses how the United States, which initially wanted to remain neutral, became involved in The Great War.
VideoDr. Matthew L. Downs talks about how the American South was involved in World War I.
VideoDr. M. Ryan Floyd briefly outlines how the average American citizen felt about entering World War I, and their reactions to incidents such as the R.M.S. Lusitania sinking, Germany's submarine warfare...
VideoDr. Matthew Downs discusses how the lingering effects of the American Civil War shaped the attitudes of American southerners during World War I.
VideoDr. Ryan Floyd analyzes President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, and why the United States decided to not become involved in the League of Nations following World War I.
VideoDr. Ryan Floyd discusses how Americans, especially South Carolinians, wanted to properly honor those who fought in World War I.
VideoDr. Matthew Downs discusses the writing process behind the book The American South And The Great War, 1914 - 1924, which he co-authored with Dr. Ryan Floyd.
VideoDr. Fritz Hamer discusses the roles the state of South Carolina played during the era of The Great War, and its impacts on the war itself.