Campaign of 1860 discussion at Civil War Roundtable in Canton Sunday
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 9:04 am

CANTON – Can't get enough of politics this time of year? Think that divisive political views are a 20th & 21st century curiosity? Whatever your political persuasion, you will not want to miss the topic of the next Civil War Roundtable, “Road to the White House: Campaign of 1860,” Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 E. Main St.

Dan Buckley will discuss the Democratic convention of 1860, the campaign trail for both Lincoln and Douglas and issues that all the candidates were discussing, including: states' rights, slavery, the abolitionist movement, "Bleeding Kansas" and relations with England. Nov. 6 of this year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the 1860 Campaign and the election of Lincoln.

Buckley is an educator and a graduate of St. Lawrence University. He is an avid re-enactor of various military eras, including the Civil War.

The Civil War Roundtable is a program of the historical association. For more information, contact the SLCHA at 386-8133 or info@slcha.org.