Janet L. McCoy
ALABAMA SOUTHERN HISTORY EXPERT TO SPEAK AT AUBURN
AUBURN -- George Rable, the Charles Summersell Professor of Southern History at the University of Alabama, will lecture at Auburn University on April 5 as part of the Alabama Humanities Foundation Speaker in the House program.
Rable will speak on "What is There to Learn from the History of a Christian Slaveholder's Republic?"
His presentation will be at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections & Archives Department of the Ralph B. Draughon Library.
Rable, who received his Ph.D. in history from Louisiana State University, focuses his research on the Civil War. He has written books on Confederate politics, Southern women during the war and political violence during Reconstruction. He is currently completing a book on the battle of Fredericksburg.
The Alabama Humanities Foundation, a non-profit organization, is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, of which the AHF is the state affiliate, as well as by corporate and individual donors. The foundation is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the humanities throughout the stat.