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Catawba History Professor's Research Focuses on Military History and Local Heritage

October 16, 2013

Category: Academics, Faculty, History & Politics


FreezeCatawba College's Dr. Gary Freeze, professor of history, has been involved in several research projects during the past few months, with a focus on military history and local heritage. 

This summer, Dr. Freeze served as consultant and facilitator for the production and presentation of an art film on the American Revolution in the North Carolina back country. The film, "Troublous Times," written and directed by local armorer Luther Sowers, premiered to a packed house at the Rowan Public Library in September. 

Dr. Freeze will premiere the next installment in his "Ramble Through Rowan History" series in October; this episode will be about the Civil War in Salisbury.

He has also begun planning for a symposium on North Carolina's role in the War of 1812, which he will host in conjunction with the State Department of Archives and History next spring in Salisbury. In addition, he will complete his 'multi-front efforts' next spring with a presentation at UNC-Charlotte on "Pro-German Sentiment in North Carolina's Lutheran Counties During World War One."


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