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Fall Lecture Series at Washington Library: William C. Quantrill, The Father of Post-Civil War Missouri Banditry by Loftin Woodiel

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Presentation Description: William C. Quantrill, The Father of Post-Civil War Missouri Banditry
During the American Civil War, Captain William C Quantrill commanded a band of Confederate irregulars who reeked death and destruction throughout the Missouri and Kansas borders. Tactical and technical perfection was a trademark of his organization. Prior to the war, Quantrill was a school teacher in the state of Ohio. A number of Quantrill’s men continued to hone their skillset, maintained these deviant behaviors and channeled them into post-war career banditry opportunities; e.g., James Robert Cummins, the James Brothers (Jessie and Frank), and the Younger Brothers (Cole, Bob and Jim). Just as a teacher motivates his students to adopt specific standards of academic and social behavior, did Quantrill’s pedagogical skillset propel his subordinates into deviant careers? This interdisciplinary research design employs historical context analysis, psychological evaluation of motivation in a running text, and the application of criminological theory.

About the Speaker: Dr. Loftin C. Woodiel is a dynamic university professor, criminal justice professional and corporate security executive with a successful track record of performing with excellence. A Professor with Missouri Baptist University’s Criminal Justice & Corporate Security Leadership graduate program, Dr. Woodiel is a nationally recognized researcher and communicator with a demonstrated ability to achieve global understanding and compliance through quality discovery and presentation. Woodiel is a USAF veteran who excelled in three leadership tiers as an innovative, results-driven law enforcement and security professional. As an upfront international security executive, Dr. Woodiel possesses the business acumen to influence and drive change.


October 5
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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