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 Harrisburg.

johnquistThe 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.

In addition, he is the author of numerous articles and has given numerous presentations.

Seven Pennsylvania high school students will compete in the live, final round of the competition that day.

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.