George C. Rable

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George C. Rable is the Charles Summersell Professor of Southern History at the University of Alabama.[1] Education: B.A. Bluffton College, 1972, M.A. Louisiana State University, 1973, Ph.D Louisiana State University, 1978 [T. Harry Williams student] His 2002 book Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, is notable for winning the 2003 Lincoln Prize, a $50,000 award for excellence in Civil War scholarship.[2] The book is notable for retaining a traditional military analysis of the Civil War while exploring the social context and importance of the conflict.[3] The book was also awarded the Jefferson Davis Award and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award.[2][4] and the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award in American Military History Rable's other books include The Confederate Republic: A Revolution Against Politics (1994) and Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism (1989). His most recent book is God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War (2010) which won the Jefferson Davis Award and was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He is a past president of the Society of Civil War Historians and at the University of Alabama has received the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award and the Blackmon-Moody Award.

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