Civil War Historian to Deliver Lampros Lecture at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – The 2011 Weber State University Lampros Lecture will feature Civil War historian William W. Freehling, who will present “Excruciating Labor: How the Secessionist Minority of Southerners Broke Up the Union,” on Oct. 25.

Freehling, an award-winning author who has written five books on the Civil War, is a Senior Fellow with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He says a minority of committed secessionists persuaded the Southern masses to break from the Union. Freehling, a leading national expert on this aspect of the Civil War, will discuss key moments leading up to the conflict, drawing on more than 40 years of scholarship and research.

The lecture, sponsored by WSU’s Department of History, will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning in the Dumke Legacy Hall. The event is open to the public.

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