George C. Rable

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George C. Rable is an American historian and author. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama.[1] He received the Lincoln Prize in 2003 for his 2002 book Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Education[edit]

He received his bachelor of arts degree from Bluffton College in 1972. He received a Master of arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1973 and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University in 1978.[1]

Career[edit]

He is a past president of the Society of Civil War Historians. At the University of Alabama has received the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award and the Blackmon-Moody Award.

His 2002 book Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! received 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][4] The book was also awarded the Jefferson Davis Award[5] and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award[6] and the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award in American Military History.

His book God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War (2010) won the Jefferson Davis Award[5] and was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Publications[edit]

  • But There Was No Peace: The Role of Violence in the Politics of Reconstruction Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1984.
  • Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989. ISBN 0252015975 OCLC 18290214
  • A Revolution against Politics: The Confederate States of America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994. ISBN 0807821446 OCLC 232667648
  • News from Fredericksburg. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2000. ISBN 0874623332 OCLC 44926859
  • Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. ISBN 0807826731 OCLC 46952293
  • God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. ISBN 9780807834268 OCLC 607975631
  • Damn Yankees!: Demonization & Defiance in the Confederate South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. ISBN 9780807160589 OCLC 908373817

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