"The Treason Trial of Jefferson Davis": A Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Keller Hall Reception Room,
Free to the public, registration
In May 1865, the U.S.government indicted Jefferson Davis on the charge of treason. Imprisoned at
The 12th annual Elizabeth Roller Bottimore Lecture, cosponsored by The Museum of the Confederacy and the University of Richmond Department of History, will explore these and related questions. The participants in a panel discussion will be Kent Masterson Brown, a Constitutional lawyer and historian whose many published works include an article on the constitutionality of secession; Clint Johnson, a historian and author of the forthcoming book, Pursuit - The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis(June 2008); and Cynthia Nicoletti, a graduate of Harvard Law School and University of Virginia history doctoral student who is completing her dissertation on the Davis case.
(Above announcement is from the Museum of the Confederacy's website.)