History lecture series will focus on “Yellowhammer War”

Posted: Thursday , 16 January 2014

TROY - Troy University’s McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History will this year focus on Alabama’s role in the American Civil War.

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, the lecture will be at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

This year’s speaker is Kenneth W. Noe, Alumni Professor and the Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. An expert in the American Civil War and Appalachian history, Professor Noe is the author or editor of six books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Perryville: The Grand Havoc of Battle,” and his most recent edited work, “The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama,” available from the University of Alabama Press, and forms the foundation of his McPherson-Mitchell lecture.

“The McPherson-Mitchell Lecture series presents a unique opportunity to bring nationally renowned historians to the Troy campus,” said David Carlson, assistant professor of history. “Professor Noe’s discussion of Civil War Alabama this year also provides something this series has not offered since 2007, a direct link between Alabama history specifically and the broader course of Southern history more generally.”

The lecture is free and open to the public to attend.