Abraham Lincoln and Religion will be the focus of the BB&T Lecture in American History on October 17

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WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. George C. Rable, Professor Emeritus and the former Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17. Dr. Rable’s lecture will focus on Abraham Lincoln and religion.

Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton campus, this program is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend.

Dr. Rable is the author of “God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War,” “Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!,” “The Confederate Republic: A Revolution against Politics,” “Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism,” and “But There Was No Peace: The Role of Violence in the Politics of Reconstruction.”

He is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2003 Lincoln Prize, Jefferson Davis Award, Douglas Southall Freeman Southern History Award, and the SEC Faculty Achievement Award. He was invited in 2014 to give the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History at Louisiana State University.

This lectureship is endowed by BB&T and co-sponsored by the Barton College School of Humanities and the Wilson County Historical Association.

For additional information, contact Dr. James A. Clark, dean of the School of Humanities and the Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair for Southern Literature, at jclark@barton.edu or 252-399-6450. 

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