Richard White at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
at 4:15 P.M. in Hooker Auditorium
For the 2005 John Lax Lecture at Mount Holyoke College, Richard White will speak on "The Making of Modern America: Transcontinental Railroads and the Legacy of the Gilded Age."
Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University,
is widely regarded as one of the nationís leading scholars in three related fields: the American West, Native American history and environmental history. Professor White is the author of five books, including The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires and Republic in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815, which was named a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. Among other honors, he is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship.
The lecture is open to students and to the public.
Directions to the College and a map of the campus can be found here:
Department of History
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 01075
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