Lecture Series features
Civil War historian William C. Davis
(Feb. 7, 2002) - Florida Southern College welcomes Civil War historian
William C. Davis to the Florida Lecture Series on Feb. 21. Davis
will discuss his book, "The Honorable Defeat," a narrative
history of the final days of Jefferson Davis's cabinet and its flight
through Florida as the Confederate government collapsed in the final
days of the Civil War. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Hollis
Room on campus.
have been eagerly awaiting Civil War historian William C. Davis's
program for quite some time," noted James M. Denham, Director
of the FSC's Center for Florida History. "Davis is among the
most widely read historians in America. The subject of his book
is a kind of adventure story of the collapse the Confederacy with
Florida as a backdrop. He is an engaging speaker. Visitors to his
Feb 21st Florida Lecture Series program are in for a treat!
Davis is co-director
of the Virginia Center of Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech University.
He has authored over thirty books, including full-length or dual
biographies of Jefferson Davis, John C. Breckinridge, Alexander
Stephens, Robert Toombs, and Robert Barnwell Rhett. He has also
authored full-length studies of several Civil War battles, including
Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and New Market.
His other books
have covered such varied topics as the Natchez Trace, the Alamo,
and various aspects of America's frontier heritage. Mr. Davis is
a frequent commentator on the History Channel and has appeared on
numerous documentaries. He was formerly editor of the Civil War
Lecture series is free and open to the public. For further information,
contact Dr. James M. Denham at (863) 680-4312.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.