McMurry Professor Dr. Don Frazier to Speak at UTA History Lectureship

  Gary Ellison
  Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:41 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University History Professor Dr. Don Frazier is an invited speaker at The Ninth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections in conjunction with The Texas Map Society and The Rocky Mountain Map Society on October 16-17 at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Frazier, a recognized expert in Texas and Civil War history, will speak on “After Disunion: Confederate Manifest Destiny.”  He is the award-winning author of three books on the Civil War including Blood and Treasure, Cottonclads, and Fire in the Cane Field.  His other work includes serving as co-author of Frontier Texas, Historic Abilene, and The Texas You Expect, as well as general editor of The U.S. and Mexico at War.

In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Frazier has been very involved in a variety of heritage and cultural tourism projects, including consulting on the development of three museums; two research centers; a Mexican War battlefield; work on Civil War and frontier heritage trails in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana; and work on historical projects in Europe and Mexico. 

Presentations for this prestigious event will range from the Corps of Topographical Engineers after the War of 1812, to the cartography of U.S. expansionism in the antebellum period, to the cartographic connections between the U.S. war with Mexico and the Civil War. The focus will be on how maps have both reflected and in some cases shaped wars in the 19th Century American Southwest and borderlands.

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