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History and Memory in the U.S.: An American Perspective, November 9, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Members of the Vassar College History Department will present History and Memory in the U.S.: An American Perspective on Thursday, November 9, 5:30 pm in Rockefeller Hall, Room 300.  This event is free and open to the public.

Professors Rebecca Edwards, James Merrell, and Quincy Mills, will provide insight into questions around history and memory as it pertains to the U.S., informed by their particular areas of expertise, and in light of recent events in Charlottesville, VA.

The panel will contextualize the work of history and memory in the shaping of American identity, as well as the challenges of (re)constructing this identity, suggesting possible ways forward.

This event is sponsored by the History Majors Committee.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 31, 2017