October 18 -- Hartman Hotz Lecture: Dr. Richard White
Thursday, October 18, 2012
- 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Giffels Auditorium, Old Main
What is the Purpose of the American Economy: A History Lesson
Richard White (PhD University of Washington), the Margaret Byrne Professor of History at Stanford University, will be delivering a Hartman Hotz lecture on October 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Although known primarily as a western historian, White is equally well known as an environmental historian, a hot topic (if you’ll pardon the expression) these days. He is a winner of one of the prestigious “genius” grants offered by the MacArthur Foundation. He is author of eight books, including The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, a book that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It won the Francis Parkman Prize for the best book on American History, the Albert B. Corey Prize for U.S.-Canadian History, the James A. Rawley Prize for the history of race relations, and the Albert J. Beveridge Award for best English-language book on American History. He has a new book out with Norton: Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, a book that has captured a lot of attention. He has served as president the Organization of American History.