"Political Legacies of the American West" grew out of the idea that one cannot understand American politics without understanding western politics. Western politicans, trends, organizations, and movements have driven the American political agenda for much of the century. Historians will offer original work on key issues, personalities, and themes, offering both stimulating questions and provocative answers about the nature of the political west and its relationship with national politics.
Sessions include: "Region, Identity & Progressive Politics"; "Western Myth & Political Reality";
"Authenticity & the Politics of Place"; and, "The West as America."
The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 26, in the theater of the Hughes Trigg Student Center of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:15 p.m. General admission is $5.00 or $20 with a hot buffet lunch. Student admission is free or $10 with a hot buffet lunch. For more information call (214) 768-3684 or visit our Web site (web address provided below), where you can register online.
The symposium organizer is Jeff Roche, College of Wooster. Presenters include: Robert Alan Goldberg, University of Utah; Karen Merrill, Williams College; Michael Steiner and Scott Tang, California State - Fullerton; David Wrobel and Andrew G. Kirk, University of Nevada - Las Vegas; Ignacio Garcia, Brigham Young University; R. Douglas Hurt, Purdue University; Darren Dochuck, Valparaiso University; Amy Scott, University of New Mexico; and, John Herron, University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Andrea Boardman, Executive Director
Willam P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750176
Dallas, TX 75275-0176
Phone: (214)768-1233 Fax: (214)768-4129 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.smu.edu/swcenter
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