Urban History Scholar Thomas Sugrue Speaks at DU
Date of Event: September 18, 2008
Posted: September 5, 2008 / Last Updated: September 10, 2008
Thomas Sugrue, scholar of urban history, will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in Denison University’s Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). The lecture is free and open to the public.
A professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, Sugrue also specializes in 20th century American politics, public policy, civil rights and race.
Some of his most notable works include “The Origins of the Urban Crisis” (1996), “The New Suburban History” (2006), and his most recent book “Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North” (2008). Sugrue is working on a new book about the history of real estate in America that will span from early European settlement to today’s housing crisis.
Sugrue has given nearly 200 talks to audiences at colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada, Britian, Germany, France and Japan, and to academic conferences, community groups, foundation and religious organization. He is the fourth speaker of Denison’s McGregor Connections Initiative lecture series, which will continue through early November.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Thomas Sugrue at 4:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 18, Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6206 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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