Watch video of the talk, “The Civil War as a Political Crisis.”
On Feb. 17, George Rable, professor and Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, spoke on “The Civil War as a Political Crisis,” as part of a series of lectures on campus during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Rable’s books include Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! and The Confederate Republic: A Revolution against Politics. He serves as president of the Society of Civil War Historians. The talks are sponsored by the university’s College of Arts and Science and are in conjunction with an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on the Civil War co-taught by Richard Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History, and Michael Kreyling, the Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English.