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McKelvey School of Engineering

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

Thursday, April 1 | 4:00 PM

Virtual Event

In his keynote address for the Faculty Book Celebration, Walter Johnson will tell the story of how he came to the topic of his most recent book, The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States (Basic Books, 2020). From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has been made in St. Louis. And as Walter Johnson shows in this searing book, the city exemplifies how imperialism, racism, and capitalism have persistently entwined to corrupt the nation’s past. More details to come.

Additional Washington University faculty speakers to be announced in early 2021.

RSVP REQUIRED: wustl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B6rMhvvrSOSPEjtV2gl8RA

Schools

Arts & Sciences

Topic

Humanities & Society

Website

https://artsci.wustl.edu/events/what-...

Event Contact

cenhum@wustl.edu

Speaker Information
Walter Johnson is the Winthrop Professor of History and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. He is author of “The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States.” - Faculty Book Celebration 2021
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