Friday, May 2, 2014

Coming June 5, 2014

Mark A. Lause will discuss his book Price’s Last Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri. In the fall of 1864, during the last brutal months of the Civil War, the Confederates made one final, desperate attempt to rampage through the Shenandoah Valley, Tennessee, and Missouri. Price’s Raid, the common name for the Missouri Campaign led by General Sterling Price was the last of these attempts, involving tens of thousands of armed men. (Publisher)

Mark A. Lause was born to a family of trade unionists at Washington, Missouri, and grew up interested in labor and in history. The political unrest of the 1960s deepened these concerns. Graduating from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, he took advanced degrees at Chicago from Roosevelt University and the University of Illinois. After teaching at various institutions, he is currently a full professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. (Amazon)