William W. Freehling
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William W. Freehling

William W. Freehling is an American historian, and Singletary Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. His work appeared in 'The New York Review of Books'. He has written about the history of the American South during the antebellum era and the American Civil War. Wikipedia*

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William W. Freehling has six videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2007 Interview. The year with the most videos was 2010 with four videos as a Senior Fellow for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Most common tag: Civil War.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2007 - Present Professor Emeritus, History Department, University of Kentucky Videos: 4 c. January 1, 2008 - Present Senior Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • South Carolina Secession, Part 2

    South Carolina Secession, Part 2

    A panel was held on the secession of South Carolina from the Union on December 20, 1860. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, shortly after the 1860…

  • Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They…

  • Pre-Civil War Virginia Showdowns

    Pre-Civil War Virginia Showdowns

    William Freehling talked about two pivotal showdowns in Virginia, the most populous slave state in the south prior to the Civil War: the 1832…

  • President  Jackson and the Civil War

    President Jackson and the Civil War

    William Freehling talked about President Andrew Jackson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the…

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