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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The 17th Annual David Noble Lecture

We are pleased to invite you to the 17th Annual David Noble Lecture, featuring Dr. Thaddeus Russell, on Tuesday, April 12th at 5 pm, in the President's Room in Coffman Union. Dr. Russell will present the lecture, "A Renegade History of the United States."

The 17th Annual David Noble Lecture
"A RENEGADE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES" Most Americans believe that the weekend, vacations, and leisure are
good things. Most believe that dancing and popular music are not evil.
Nearly all think that women should be able to walk in public without a
male chaperone, earn high wages, and own property. And though some
Americans believe that oral sex, interracial sex, and sex outside of
marriage are wicked, most do not. Thaddeus Russell will introduce you
to our cultural ancestors who are the unacknowledged pioneers of
American freedom: drunks, prostitutes, lazy workers, shiftless slaves,
and what John Adams called the "vicious," "vile," and "depraved" of
early America.
Thaddeus Russell is a historian and cultural critic. He teaches
American history and cultural studies at Occidental College and has
taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at
Columbia University, Barnard College, the New School for Social
Research, and Eugene Lang College.
Russell's first book, Out of the Jungle: Jimmy Hoffa and the Re-Making
of the American Working Class, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in
2001. He is a frequent contributor to The Daily Beast and has written
for The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The
Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, Salon, and The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution. He has also published scholarly essays in
American Quarterly and The Columbia History of Post-World War II