Lecture: 'Writing History in the Time of Trump' with Nancy MacLean
November 13, 2017
UMass Amherst Campus
What role can historians play in this political moment? What are some of the possibilities and pitfalls of writing history for popular audiences?
Please join the department of history for a lunchtime conversation with National Book Award Finalist Nancy MacLean. MacLean is a professor of history and public policy at Duke University and author of numerous books, including Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, which has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative… [and] a feat of American intellectual and political history.” Booklist called it “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.”
The discussion will be moderated by Laura Briggs, professor and chair of the women, gender, and sexuality studies department, adjunct professor of history, and author of several award-winning books, including How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump.
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A light lunch will be provided.