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Feb
06

Freeman Lecture: Indians and Other Early Americans: Revisiting and Revising the Natives' Place in the Colonial Era

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Carole Weinstein International Center, International Center Commons
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The Department of History welcomes Dr. James Merrell from Vassar College as the Douglas Southall Freeman professor in spring 2019.

James Merrell is an early Americanist, with a particular interest in the Indian experience in colonial times.  His first book, The Indians’ New World:  Catawbas and their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal, won the Turner, Curti, and Bancroft prizes.  His second book, Into the American Woods:  Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier, also won the Bancroft (placing him in an elite group of scholars who have won it twice) and was a finalist for a Pulitzer.

The Douglas Southall Freeman Professorship of History honors one of the University of Richmond's most illustrious alumni. For sixteen years Rector of the University Board of Trustees, Freeman, Class of 1904, earned distinction as the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, as the decades-long editor-in-chief of the Richmond New Leader, and as a daily radio news analyst.

This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Merrell will present a second lecture on February 13.

Contact: Debbie Govoruhk