William W. Freehling

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William W. Freehling
Born 1935
Nationality American
Occupation Historian

William W. Freehling (born 1935) is an American historian, and Singletary Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Kentucky.[1] Freehling has written several well-respected works on the American South during the antebellum era and on the American Civil War, most notably Prelude to Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, which won the 1967 Bancroft Prize, and a two volume work on the antebellum period, Road to Disunion.




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