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June 2017 Book Talks

BOOK TALK WITH JENNIFER RITTERHOUSE
Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Join writer and historian Dr. Jennifer Ritterhouse as she discusses her latest book, Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s, with Dr. John Kneebone, an expert on southern history. Ritterhouse explores the politics and culture of a crucial period in U.S. history by following North Carolina newspaper editor Jonathan Daniels on a sweeping tour of the southern states in 1937. Written in an engaging narrative style, Discovering the South examines a variety of interrelated topics, from the New Deal's impact on the South, to the literary and intellectual history of the Southern Renaissance, to the race, class, and gender dynamics evident in the tragic Scottsboro case. A book signing follows the program