Book Discussion on Oxford History of the United States Series
Sep 20, 2005
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A panel of authors who have written books for the Oxford University Press’s History of the United States
series talked about the periods of history they cover in the series. They also put currently popular .. Read More
A panel of authors who have written books for the Oxford University Press’s History of the United States series talked about the periods of history they cover in the series. They also put currently popular issues like executive power, partisan politics, and economic inequality in historical context. Mr. Avalon moderated the panel which responded to questions from members of the audience.
The historians taking part in the discussion were: David Kennedy, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945; James McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era; Bancroft Prize winner Robert Middlekauff, author of The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789; and James T. Patterson, author of Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush vs. Gore and the Bancroft Prize-winning Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974. John Avlon, author of Independent Nation: How the Vital Center is Changing American Politics published by Harmony Books, moderated the discussion.