Harvard Professor to Deliver Civil War Lecture at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Department of History announces the 2013 Lampros Lecture on the Civil War: “The ‘Negro Fever,’ the South, and the Ignoble Effort to Re-Open the Atlantic Slave Trade” on Oct. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lindquist Alumni Center.

Walter Johnson a Harvard University professor and author will deliver the lecture. His latest book was released in 2013 and titled, “River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Imperialism in the Mississippi Valley.” His first book published in 1999, “Soul by Soul: The Antebellum Slave Market,” won acclaim from numerous history associations. His lecture will discuss slavery in the South and the attempt to reopen the Atlantic slave trade.

The annual Lampros Lecture is sponsored by Jack and Betty Lampros, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Department of History and the WSU Alumni Association.

The event is free, and the public is invited.

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Branden Little, associate history professor
801-626-7613 • jblittle@weber.edu
Melanie Ott, University Communications
801-626-7925 • melanieott@weber.edu