Frank L. Klement Lecture Series

The Frank L. Klement Lectures: Alternative Views of the Sectional Conflict, commemorate Frank L. Klement (1908-1994), who joined the history department at Marquette University in 1948.

Before his retirement 27 years later as Professor Emeritus, Dr. Klement served as department chair from 1956-1958 and received the Award for Teaching Excellence in 1965. He served as President of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society for History (1973-1974), as President of the Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin (1960), in many official capacities for the Civil War Round Table of Milwaukee, and on numerous editorial boards and national committees.

Prof. Klement’s scholarship focused on the Civil War era, particularly on northern dissenters. He authored over fifty articles and chapters in books and dozens of book reviews.

Active throughout his retirement, he published The Gettysburg Soldiers’ Cemetery and Lincoln’s Address (1993) just before his death, but his best known works are The Copperheads in the Middle West (1960), The Limits of Dissent: Clement L. Vallandigham and the Civil War (1970), and Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies, and Treason Trials in the Civil War (1984). The Klement Lecture Series continues to honor Frank Klement, the man and the scholar, by presenting the work of historians who continue the Klement tradition of offering alternative views of the Civil War era. While the lectures continue, the printed series ran from 1992-2006.

Series Editor, Kristen Foster (2004-2006) ; James Marten (1992-2003)

Recent Titles

(Titles are by most recent first. Uniform price of $5 per volume. Paperbound.)




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