|Hutchins fall lecture series addresses race, revolution and conservation in the South|
|Wednesday, September 05, 2007|
The fall 2007 series of James A. Hutchins lectures sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will begin Sept. 11.
Topics for the free, public lectures include Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s environmental policies in the American South, the 1958 Maxton Riot between the Ku Klux Klan and the Lumbee Indians and the new literature of the Global South that draws upon themes from the Haitian Revolution.
Notably, William W. Freehling, senior fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, will speak on the third volume of “The Road to Disunion” (Oxford University Press, 2007), his trilogy that offers a major reinterpretation of the Civil War and of Confederate defeat. More information about the trilogy is on the press Web site at http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryAmerican/CivilWarReconstruction/?view=usa&ci=9780195058154. A complete lecture schedule follows.
The lectures will take place Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the Royall Room of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the Carolina campus, with support from the UNC General Alumni Association. Refreshments will be served. The Alumni Center is located on Stadium Drive near the Bell Tower and Kenan Stadium. Parking is available in the Rams Head Parking Deck (in Rams Head Center) on Ridge Road. Please see the Center’s Web site for directions at http://www.unc.edu/depts/csas/Hutchins/venues.html and the Chapel Hill Transit Web site for a full listing of routes and schedules (http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/transit/routes/all_routes.html) that service the Alumni Center.
The James A. Hutchins Lectures enrich the cultural life of the university and the Chapel Hill community with insights from southern arts and letters. The series is named in honor of James Alexander Hutchins Jr. (1917-2002), a distinguished Carolina alumnus. For more information about the lectures, visit the Center’s Web site at www.unc.edu/depts/csas.
Fall 2007 James A. Hutchins Lecture Series
Sept. 11: “FDR and the Environment: The Southern Front”
Oct. 30: “The Road to Disunion: The Climactic Uncertainty”
Nov. 6: “Unleashing the Loas: The Literary Legacy of the Haitian Revolution in the U.S. South and the Caribbean”