Shippensburg professor to participate in Lincoln program
Dr. John Quist, professor of history at Shippensburg
University, will give a presentation as part of the In Lincoln’s
Footsteps contest. The event is Sept. 16 at the Dixon University Center in
The In Lincoln’s Footsteps contest commemorates the 150th
anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It is designed to honor
the historic significance of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and reinforce its
relevance to the present.
Quist will discuss the significance of
the Gettysburg Address. Quist, who joined Shippensburg in 1997, teaches
courses on the nineteenth-century United States, the American Civil War era and
world history. He is author of Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and
Michigan and co-editor of James Buchanan
and the Coming of the Civil War. He is working on the book Michigan’s War: The Civil War in Documents.
addition, he is the author of numerous articles and has given numerous
Pennsylvania high school students will compete in the live, final round of the competition
The In Lincoln’s Footsteps contest was
founded and directed by Martel and Associates. It is sponsored by the
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the Pennsylvania State System of
Higher Education Foundation, The Gettysburg Foundation, Cotter Brobson
Communications, the Pennsylvania Business Counsel, Gmerek Government Relations,
PPL, Buchannan Ingersoll and Rooney, PC.