Nov 7, 2006

Engaged History Lecture - Dr. David Roediger

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(Toledo, OH) The History Department of the University of Toledo will be hosting a lecture by Dr. David Roediger this Thursday November 9 at 7:30 pm entitled "How Whiteness Travels: The U.S. and Worlds of Race."

Professor Roediger is the Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Roediger’s research interests include race and class in the United States, and the history of U.S. radicalism. Among his books are Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Become White - The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs (2005), Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day (1989 - with Philip S. Foner), The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (1999) and Towards the Abolition of Whiteness (1994).

The event is free and open to the public, and the lecture will be held at the Driscoll Alumni Center in room 1019. The Center is the building on the corner of Bancroft Street and University Hills Drive next to University Hills Apartments.

I will be there, and I hope to meet a few of you this Thursday evening.

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