February 1: The coming of the Revolution and the First Shots – Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland and Dr. Stephen R. Wise
Dr. McCardell, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of Sewanee, The University of the South and retired Professor of History, is a distinguished historian and respected national leader in liberal arts education. A scholar of the American South and a prolific writer, Dr. McCardell is author of The Idea of a Southern Nation, which won the Allan Nevins Prize in 1977, and has authored may essays, chapters, articles and book reviews. His specialty is U.S. history in the 19th century with special emphasis on the Old South and on American historiography.
Dr. Rowland is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort and previously held roles with the University as Professor of History and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Rowland is author of numerous articles, books and book reviews on South Carolina and Sea Island history.
Dr. Wise, Museum Curator, has written and edited a number of works including Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War, a highly acclaimed, comprehensive account of the Confederate effort to deliver supplies through the northern blockade and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor 1863, which received the South Carolina Historical Society award as the best book written in 1994 on South Carolina History.