Jill Lepore will present the 2008 Richard S. Wells Lecture: New Approaches to Early American History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on September 18, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jaylee M. Mead Auditorium, Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building on the UNCG campus. The title of the lecture is "Paper Trail: The Rise and Fall of the Paper Ballot."
JILL LEPORE is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and chair of Harvard's History and Literature Program. She is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker. Her most recent book, New York Burning (2005), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her other books include A is for American (2002) and The Name of War (1998), winner of the Bancroft Prize. Blindspot, her first novel, written jointly with Jane Kamensky, will be published this fall.
The Richard S. Wells Lectures were established in 2005 by a donation from Keith Sutton Wells, who received a MA degree in History from UNCG in 2002. The series is named for Richard S. Wells, the retired David Ross Boyd Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.
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