Friday, April 16, 2010

A Transnational Perspective on American Race Relations

The United States Studies Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center announce “American Race Relations in Transnational Perspective,” a discussion by James Miller, George Washington University and the author of Remembering Scottsboro: the Legacy of an Infamous Trial; Susan Pennybacker, Trinity College and the author of From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain; and Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University and the author of Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire and the Globalization of the New South. According to the announcement:
The impact of American racial conflict in the 20th century was not confined to the United States but reverberated around the world. In a trio of fascinating new books, scholars James A. Miller, Susan D. Pennybacker, and Andrew Zimmerman show how American ideas about race relations traveled to Africa and Europe. Join us to see how an interdisciplinary and transnational approach can reveal new dimensions of U.S. history.
The event will take place on Friday, April 23, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. This is a free public event, but acceptances only are requested, to usstudies@wilsoncenter.org.

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