The Ultimate Gift for Our Young People — Knowledge of Southern Culture and Traditions
The North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial effort was greatly inspired by, and is greatly indebted to, Dr. Clyde Wilson for his insightful research and prolific writing over many years; and Dr. Donald Livingston for his ground-breaking research and writings, and untiring and unselfish efforts to educate young men and women in the traditions, history, literature and culture of the American South.  Without these two great American scholars illuminating the paths to be followed, our efforts today in researching and understanding the past would be far, far short of ideal. 
The acclaimed Abbeville Institute association of scholars, led by Dr. Livingston, has for a decade or more hosted Scholars’ Conferences and Summer Schools which have enlightened many college and graduate students, guiding their research and publication of all aspects of the Southern tradition.  The Abbeville Institute needs our generous and regular support to continue its leadership in education.  Please read the following important message from Dr. Livingston and join us in supporting an institution which is and has been planting very important seeds for the future.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
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Friends of the Abbeville Institute,
Distinguished historian Clyde Wilson has observed that when college students are confronted with the truth about the Southern tradition and its place in the American story, they often find it a transforming experience. Such education is the most important thing we can do in the culture war we are in.
Please support the Abbeville Institute with an end of the year tax deductible gift. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. There are a number of on-line ways to give. Press "Donations" on the website at Or you can send a check to Abbeville Institute, POB 10, McClellanville, S.C. 29458.
Merry Christmas,
Donald Livingston, President
Abbeville Institute
(843) 323 0690