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A Conversation with Jonathan Earle


New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Wed., Sep. 10, 2008, 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Dole Center, 2350 Petefish Drive
Prof. Earle is the author of Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil (UNC Press, 2004), winner of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic's 2005 Broussard prize and co-winner of the Byron Caldwell Smith Book Prize; The Routledge Atlas of African American History (Routledge, 2000) and co-author of Major Problems in the Early American Republic (Houghton-Mifflin, 2007). He is currently working on a book on John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry for Bedford/St. Martin's Press and a book on the election of Abraham Lincoln. His primary interests are the antislavery and democratic movements of the 19th Century and political history more generally. In support of his research, Earle has received major fellowships from the NEH and the American Council of Learned Societies. He spent the 2006-7 academic year as the Ray Allen Billington Chair in U.S. History at Occidental College and the Huntington Library and the 1999-2000 academic year as an NEH Fellow at the Huntington.

Earle will be discussing his recent book about John Brown and other issues about Kansas history.

Where: Dole Center, 2350 Petefish Drive

Time: 9:30 am10:30 am

Cost: $5.00

Note: Mostly sitting.

Program Contact: Perry Warren, 856-7404
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