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October 12, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Woodbury Room
Jones Library
43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002
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UMass Press Reads @ the Jones Library: New England’s Political Histories, Contradictions, and Controversies

Thursday, October 12, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The University of Massachusetts Press and the Jones Library are proud to present a program entitled “UMass Press Reads at the Jones Library”. Please join us to hear a panel discussion led by one of the UMass Press authors. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served.

Erin O’Brien, chair of the Political Science Department at UMass-Boston, will facilitate a conversation about the inherent complexities and contradictions in New England political life over the past two centuries - from early democratic reforms to late twentieth-century witch-hunts, and the entrenched inequalities of today.

Panelists are:
  • Eric J. Morser, The Fires of New England: A Story of Protest and Rebellion in Antebellum America (UMass Press)
  • Mark Robert Schneider, Gerry Studds: America’s First Openly Gay Congressman (UMass Press)
  • Jason Sokol, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn (UMass Press)

Free & open to the public.