Angela M. Lahr

Associate Professor

History Faculty


lahram@westminster.edu

(724) 946-6246


Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Office - 323
Mailbox: 98


About Me


I am an Associate Professor of History with a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. I teach U.S. history and Japanese history. My research interests include American religious history, the history of the Cold War, and women's history.

Courses Taught at Westminster:

  • History 105 – U.S. History to 1877

  • History 106 – U.S. History since 1865

  • History 225 – From Elvis to Watergate: American History from 1945-1974

  • History 229 – The United States and the World

  • History 262 – History of Japan

  • History 308 – History of the Cold War

  • History 316 – Belief and Power in American Religious History

  • History 410 – Historical Methods and Analysis

  • History 420 – Historiography

  • History 601 – Capstone

Selected Publications:

  • Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares: The Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • “‘Bowed in the Dust’: Guilt and Conscience in the Life of Angelina Grimké Weld.” The Historian 77, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 1-25.
  • “Lighting ‘Human Spirit-Lamps’: Frances Willard, the Conscience of Reform, and American Civil Religion.” In The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion: Sinners, Saints, and Symbols. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.