Lampros Lecture Features Civil War Historian

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Department of History will host the sixth annual Lampros Lecture, featuring renowned Civil War historian Howard Jones. He will present "Toward a More Perfect Union: Lincoln and the Death of Slavery" Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Area, Stewart Library.

Jones, who has worked in the history department at the University of Alabama since 1974, is currently a research professor at that institution. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including "To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty: A Study in Anglo-American Relations, 1783-1843," which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won the Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Award. PAT is the national honor society for history. He won another PAT award for his 1992 book, "Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention in the Civil War."

His book "Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy" was used in the writing of Steven Spielberg's 1997 film "Amistad."

The Lampros Lecture series features a recognized scholar discussing an American history topic. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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