Friday, October 7, 2011
The McCreight Lecture in the Humanities
The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War
Gordon S. Wood
7:30 PM, Thursday, October 27
The Culture Center, Charleston
Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
A book signing and reception will follow the program.
Gordon S. Wood, emeritus professor at Brown University, is one of the most influential historians in America. A preeminent authority on the founding of the United States, Professor Wood will examine the impact of the ideas and ideals of the Revolutionary generation on the American Civil War.
Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Radicalism of the American Revolution, and the Bancroft Prize for The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787. His latest book, The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States, was published in May of 2011. In 2010, he received a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.
Call the West Virginia Humanities Council, 304-346-8500 for more information.