Dr. John Inscoe, professor of history at the University of Georgia, will lecture on the topic “Appalachian Memoir” on Monday, October 5, 2009 at Lees-McRae College as part of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia Lecture Series. The program is free and open to the public.
Inscoe, who received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has written several books on Southern Appalachia, including Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian South and Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina. He is a popular lecturer and scholar who has published widely in history journals and presented programs at conferences and lecture series.
“Dr. Inscoe is one of the scholars most knowledgeable about Appalachia’s role in the Civil War and about memoirs written by mountain folks,” said Dr. Michael Joslin, director of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia at Lees-McRae College. “We look forward to his presentation on memoirs and invite everyone to attend.”
Dr. Inscoe’s lecture will be presented in the Stafford Room of the Carson Library on the Lees-McRae campus at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5th. The public is invited to attend free of charge.