DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
2012 LAMPROS LECTURE SERIES
DR. CRAIG L. SYMONDS
Professor Emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy
“Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief: Three Examples”
Though Lincoln had no military experience, his entire administration was dominated by the most ubiquitous war in American history. In the midst of Civil War he had to re-invent the role assigned him by the Constitution: that of “Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Navy.” Unsurprisingly, many aspects of his role were, and have remained controversial. Though much has been written about how Lincoln managed his generals, Professor Craig L. Symonds, professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy will discuss how he managed the naval side of the war, including American relations with foreign powers, the blockade and the war along the coast, and the war on the western rivers.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7-9:00 pm
WSU Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning, Dumke Hall
LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2011 LAMPROS LECTURE SERIES
DR. WILLIAM W. FREEHLING
Senior Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
HOW THE SECESSIONIST MINORITY OF SOUTHERNERS BROKE UP THE UNION”
Secession hardly resulted from a spontaneous storm in the South, sweeping up most Southerners in the conviction that Abraham Lincoln’s election to the presidency was a menace to slavery. On the contrary, most Southerners, for good reason, doubted Lincoln’s immediate menace and considered disunion a greater danger. To triumph over the South’s Unionist majority took very hard labor. The tale of how the South’s secessionist minority pulled it off is one of the most important American stories.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Weber State University Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning, Dumke Room
DR. DONALD STOKER
Professor of Strategy & Politics, U.S. Naval War College
“THE GRAND DESIGN:
STRATEGY AND THE U.S. CIVIL WAR”
"Last in Their Class: The Goats of West Point and the American Civil War"
University of Virginia
"A Time of Uncertainty: The Civil War Era and America's Two-Party System"
University of Alabama
"Toward a More Perfect Union: Lincoln and the Death of Slavery"
Penn State University
"Pickett's Charge in American Memory"
David Brion Davis
"Some New Thoughts on Events Leading to the Civil War"
William C. Davis
"A New Look at Confederate Democracy"
"The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Meaning of American Freedom"
James M. McPherson
"Was Blood Thicker than Water? Ethnic and Civic Nationalism in the Civil War"
For more information contact the Department of History at 801-626-6706