George C. Rable is the Charles Summersell Professor of Southern History at the University of Alabama. His 2002 book Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, is notable for winning the 2003 Lincoln Prize, a $50,000 award for excellence in Civil War scholarship. The book is notable for retaining a traditional military analysis of the Civil War while exploring the social context and importance of the conflict. The book was also awarded the Jefferson Davis Award and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award. Rable's other books include The Confederate Republic: A Revolution Against Politics (1994) and Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism (1989). His current research focuses on the role of religion in the Civil War.