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"American Anarchy" by Michael Willrich

In the Department of History's 2024 Distinguished Annual Lecture, Brandeis historian Michael Willrich will explore the history of anarchism in the U.S. His lecture tells a gripping tale of early twentieth century anarchists, their allies, and their enemies, showing how their battles over freedom and power still shape our public life. March 27, 4pm, Herter 601

Lecturer Talitha LeFlouria sitting at table signing books following her 2016 presentation, surrounded by students and faculty

About the Distinguished Annual Lecture

The Department of History’s Distinguished Annual Lecture celebrates the 1996 establishment of the UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History. Combining the faculty and resources of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with those of four of the nation’s leading liberal arts collegesAmherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Collegesthis collaboration provides graduate students with an extraordinary depth of intellectual resources. Offered every academic year for more than 20 years, the program’s signature annual lecture has been delivered by some of the nation’s foremost historians.