BB&T Speaker Series–Larry Schweikart Press Release

University of Dayton History Professor to Speak at WLU University Economics Club Luncheon
Dr. Larry Schweikart Will Address “7 Events That Made America”

Dr. Larry Schweikart will address the next meeting for the Center for Economic Philosophy: A BB&T Program at West Liberty University. The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28th.  Lunch will be served at 11:30am in the West Meeting Room at WesBanco Arena. His topic is “7 Events That Made America”.

Schweikart received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California in 1983. Following his graduate training, he began teaching at the University of Wisconsin (1984-85) then received an appointment to the University of Dayton where he has been for the last 25 years. Schweikart has taught courses in: U.S. History, American Business, U.S. Civil War, Economic History and Technology and the Culture of War.

Schweikart has written more than twenty books on American history, national defense, business and banking history. In 2008 his book “48 Liberal Lies About American History” reached the top 30. He has been honored at both the regional and national level for his research and written work. Schweikart was the national Runner up for the Allan Nevins Prize for the Economic History Association (1983).  He also received first place honors for the Phi Alpha Theta Southwest Regional “Best Paper” Prize (1979, 1982).

“Schweikart brings years of historical research and study to his tenure and will offer great insight to the audience,” commented Dr. Root, Chair of Economic Philosophy at WLU.

The event is open to the public, and the cost of the luncheon will be $10, payable at the door. Reservations are not required. For additional information please contact Shane Stack at (304) 336-8365 or email [email protected] You can also visit for more information about the Center for Economic Philosophy

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