Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896
ALL LECTURES ARE TUESDAYS AT 11:10AM IN ROOM 3213
February 13 – Deborah Gray White, Women Slaves in the Antebellum South
Author of the groundbreaking Ar’n’t I A Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South, Deborah Gray White is the Board of Governors Professor of History and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her other works include: Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower; Let My People Go: African Americans 1800-1865; and Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves.
February 20 – Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winner Steven Hahn, Pre-Civil War Politics
Steven Hahn, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in History, is Professor of History at New York University. He is author of A Nation Without Borders:The United States and its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910; The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom; and A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration.
February 27 – Tyler Anbinder, Nineteenth Century New York City
Tyler Anbinder is Professor of History at George Washington University. He has written extensively on the history of New York City, including Five Points: The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum; Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know-Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s; and City of Dreams: The 400 Year Epic History of Immigrant New York. Five Points was named a Notable Book by the New York Times (2001) and one of “Twenty-Five Books to Remember” by the New York Public Library (2001).
March 6 – Rebecca Shapiro, Maria Edgeworth and Children’s Literature
Rebecca Shapiro is Associate Professor of English at City Tech. She studies eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and dictionary writing, and is author of Principles of Applied Lexicography: An Historical Anthology.
March 20 – Katharine Lee, The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society & Women’s Reform Movements
Katharine Lee holds a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University. Her dissertation is titled “‘The Young Women Here Enjoy a Liberty’: Philadelphia Women and the Public Sphere, 1760s-1840s. She teaches in the Rutgers University Department of History, the Douglass Residential College, and the Rutgers Honors College.
March 27 – Julie G