The Department of History and College of Social & Behavioral Sciences present the annual Lampros Lecture.
21st Lampros Lecture: "The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves & the Struggle for America's Soul"
Professor Andrew Delbanco, Columbia University
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, 7 p.m.
Lindquist Hall Auditorium (Social Sciences Building), Room LH 101, Weber State University
Andrew Delbanco is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University and president of the Teagle Foundation. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Delbanco is an acclaimed, award-winning teacher and author. His books include: The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from Revolution to the Civil War; College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be; Melville: His World and Work; The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost their Sense of Evil; The Real American Dream; and The Puritan Ordeal. Hailed by Time as "America's best social critic" (2001), Delbanco received the National Humanities Medal (2012). He writes for the New York Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, and other national publications.
The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.