Lecture: 'New England’s Political Histories, Contradictions and Controversies'

Event Details

October 12, 2017
7:00 pm

Jones Library, Woodbury Room
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
42° 22' 33.6252" N, 72° 31' 15.1644" W
Courtney Andree

The University of Massachusetts Press and the Jones Library are proud to present the ongoing series, “UMass Press Reads @ the Jones Library.”

Erin O’Brien, chair of the political science department at UMass Boston, will facilitate a conversation about the inherent complexities and contradictions in New England political life over the past two centuries—from early democratic reforms to late twentieth-century witch-hunts, and the entrenched inequalities of today.

Panelists are

·         Eric J. Morser, associate professor of history at Skidmore College and author of The Fires of New England: A Story of Protest and Rebellion in Antebellum America

·         Mark Robert Schneider, author of Gerry Studds: America’s First Openly Gay Congressman

·         Jason Sokol, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and author of All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.