Lampros Lecture Series on the Civil War Era




Fall 2014 Lampros Lecture Series: 
Down and Dirty in Dixie: An Environmental History
of the US Civil War

Weber State University and the Department of History is pleased to
welcome Professor Lisa Brady as the distinguished lecturer for our
2014 Fall Lampros Lecture. 
Horses, cattle, diseases, and dirt – these things define the American Civil War
as much as slavery, states rights, free soil, and the Republican Party. In fact, without
the material elements, the ideological aspects of the nation’s greatest conflict would have
had little on which to take root, grow, and set seed. In this year’s Lampros Lecture,
Professor Lisa M. Brady of Boise State University will discuss the links between nature,
culture, and the US Civil War, examining the conflict’s environmental origins and its legacies.

Lisa M. Brady is Professor of History at Boise State University and Editor of Environmental History.
Her book, War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes
during the American Civil War
was published in 2012 by University of Georgia Press. Her next project examines the ecological effects of a century of conflict on the Korean peninsula.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014
7:00pm Dumke Hall
Lindquist Alumni Center 

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