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American Studies Program 2016 Christie Lecture with Matthew Frye Jacobson (2/18)

From the Black Panthers and Nixon to Obama and the Tea Party: Interpreting the ‘Post’ of ‘Post-Civil Rights’

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Taylor 203

Jacobson is the past president of the American Studies Association and the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies, History & African American Studies at Yale University.

He received his Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University and is the author of What Have They Built You to Do?: The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America (with Gaspar Gonzalez), Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America, Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917; Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race, and Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States. He is currently at work on his sixth book, Odetta’s Voice and other Weapons: The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History, and on several web- and film-based documentary projects, including “At the Crossroads of Hope and Despair: America after the Crash” and A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation.