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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Southern History Lecture

When: 3/8/2011 - 3/9/2011
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Barbara Fields, professor of history at Columbia University, will deliver the inaugural Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History. Her lecture, titled “Racecraft and Southern History,” is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Overby Center auditorium. Fields, who received her Ph.D. in history from Yale University, is the author of “Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century” and is the coauthor or coeditor of several works on the history of emancipation. Her books and articles, beginning with a 1982 essay entitled “Ideology and Race in American History,” have influenced a generation of scholars to examine race what she has termed “a purely ideological notion.” Fields has won many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Fellowship to teach at the University of Mississippi in 1988.

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