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In March 2010 the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War and Society will host the 5th Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series. This year’s focus is on the classic debate about a military culture in the American South. Leading scholars will discuss the historic roots of this concept, examining the region from the Civil War through Vietnam, to understand why Southerners have dominated the U.S. military since the mid-nineteenth century. They will discuss how Southerners came to link military service with good citizenship, how this originally white male tradition came to include African Americans and women, and why this image of a Southern military tradition continues today. Monday, March 8, 2010 "Celtic Warriors and Confederate Soldiers?: Putting the 'Celtic Way of War' to the Sword" Wayne E. Lee, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Monday, March 22, 2010 “The Lost Cause, Confederate Memory, and the Southern Way of War” Susannah J. Ural, Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi Monday, March 29, 2010 "From Jim Crow to the White Man's Burden: African-Americans, the South, and the Philippine-American War" David Silbey, Ph.D., Alvernia University Monday, April 5, 2010 “Vietnam and the Southern Way of War” Heather M. Stur, Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi All talks will begin at 5:30 pm in Room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building on the USM Campus. To learn more about the USM Center for the Study of War and Society: http://www.usm.edu/history/warsociety.php If you have any questions, please direct them to me via the contact information below. The Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi serves as a local, national, and international resource for the study of the history of warfare at the social, economic, political, cultural, and military levels. The Center fosters a greater understanding of the myriad aspects of warfare through concentration in four inter-related areas: undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and mentorship, scholarship, and community outreach. Sincerely, Susannah Ural Susannah J. Ural, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History Senior Fellow, The Center for the Study of War and Society The University of Southern Mississippi Phone: 601.266.5004 Email: Susannah.Ural@usm.edu Web: http://www.usm.edu/history/ural.php Alternative Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----