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UGA History Department's Lunch Time Time Machine Series: Why are there no American Indians in the story of Athens?

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Dr. James Brooks
University of Georgia
101 LeConte Hall

This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Dr. James Brooks. Brooks is the recipient of numerous national awards for scholarly excellence. His 2002 "Triple-Crown" winning (Bancroft, Parkman, and Turner Prizes) Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship and Community in the Southwest Borderlands focused on the traffic in women and children across the region as expressions of intercultural violence and accommodation. His Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre appeared from WW Norton in 2016, and garnered the 2017 Caughey Prize for the most distinguished book on the American West from the Western History Association, and the 2017 Ermine Wheeler-Voeglin Book Award for best book-length contribution to the field from the American Society for Ethnohistory.

Brooks embraces an expansive view of the colonial South, and is at work on a book, Picketwire, which reaches from the Irish island of Torraigh in the 17th century, to the Cherokee town of Quanasee in the early 18th century and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the 20th century. 

Free Admission. Free Pizza.

This is an FYO event.

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