LECTURE: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Profess or History and Professor of African-American Studies, Harvard University
Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago A New Cartography of Slave Revolt"
Thursday, January 30th, 4.15 PM, L01 Carson Hall
Senior Lecturer in History
Office: 201 Carson Hall
Office Phone: (603) 646-1738
Fax: (603) 646-3353
Ron Edsforth has taught History courses at Dartmouth since 1993. In graduate school at Michigan State University Ron studied the comparative history of the industrial revolutions in Europe, North America, and Japan. For many years after receiving his PhD. in 1982, Ron’s scholarly work built the case that modern America’s political exceptionalism is rooted in the early establishment of its automobile-centered consumer economy and its exemption from the massive destruction of the World Wars. He is the author of Class Conflict and Cultural Consensus (Rutgers, 1987) and The New Deal: America’s Response to the Great Depression (Blackwell, 2000), and editor of two essay collections: Popular Culture and Political Change in Modern America (SUNY 1991) and Autowork (SUNY, 1995). He was also chief historian for the PBS documentary history of the automobile industry, America on Wheels (1996), and is currently editor for Blackwell Publishers’ book series “America’s Recent Past.”
During the last decade, Ron has developed a strong interest in the intertwined histories of world peace politics, the world wars, and economic globalization. He has taught courses on these subjects in Dartmouth’s War and Peace Studies and Masters of Liberals Arts programs, and is now Chair of Globalization Studies in the MALS program. Ron has just completed an article titled "The Global Proliferation of Non-Violent Revolutions." His next book will be a history of the world peace movement since the Hague Conference of 1899.
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