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History Department | 2021 Harvey Goldberg Memorial Lecture: Daniel Immerwahr
September 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us on Monday, September 20th for the 2021 Harvey Goldberg Memorial Lecture. The invited speaker is Daniel Immerwahr (Northwestern University), author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States, and the title of the talk is “Axecraft: Settler Colonialism and Wood.” The talk will be from 5:00-6:30pm in Pyle Center Room 335. A virtual link to watch the talk will be available for those who cannot attend in person (email firstname.lastname@example.org for info).
Daniel Immerwahr (Ph.D., Berkeley, 2011) is a professor of history, specializing in twentieth-century U.S. history within a global context. His first book, Thinking Small (Harvard, 2015), offers a critical account of grassroots development campaigns launched by the United States at home and abroad. It won the Merle Curti Award in Intellectual History from the Organization of American Historians and the Society for U.S. Intellectual History’s annual book award. His second book, How to Hide an Empire (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), tells the history of the United States with its overseas territory included in the story. That book was a national bestseller, a New York Times critic’s choice for one of the best books of 2019, and the winner of the Robert H. Ferrell Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Immerwahr’s writings have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, The New Republic, The Nation, Dissent, Jacobin, and Slate, among other places.