Between Cold War and Civil Rights: Popular American Historical Writing
Thursday, 5 December 2013 from 17:30 to 19:30 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Nick Witham, British Association of American Studies fellow at UCL-Institute of the Americas, examines popular history writing in the US after World War II. He traces how historians like Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger wrote for an audience beyond the academy and interpreted the Cold War, the Civil Rights Revolution, and Vietnam into a national narrative for a large readership.
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
When & Where
UCL - Institute of the Americas
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe.