Historian to Discuss Religious Influence on Civil War

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Department of History will host historian George C. Rable for this fall’s Lampros Lecture on Sept. 17.

Rable will present “God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War?” at 1:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room. The lecture will emphasize how people at the time believed the war was part of a providential design.

Rable, the Charles Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama, is the author of several popular history books. His most recent work “Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!” received the Lincoln Prize, the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award in American Military History, the Jefferson Davis Award and the Douglas Southall Freeman Southern History Award. He also serves as the president of the Society of Civil War Historians and has appeared on C-SPAN’s Book TV.

The event is free to the public. For more information call 801-626-6706.

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Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu
Angela Swaner, Department of History secretary
801-626-6706 · aswaner@weber.edu