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Lourdes lecture series to feature Appleby on Thomas Jefferson

April 21, 2008: Lourdes College’s Distinguished Lecture Series in American History and Culture returns with Dr. Joyce Appleby, noted historian of America’s Early Republic, who will present a lecture entitled “Coming to Terms with Thomas Jefferson.” 

The lecture is sponsored by the Alpha Lambda Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the Diversity Awareness and Action Committee (DAAC) and the Office of the President of Lourdes College, and will be held in the Franciscan Center Commons at 7 p.m.  Funding is provided in part by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Dr. Joyce Appleby is the author of numerous books and articles on America’s Early National period including a major biography of Thomas Jefferson.  She is a graduate of Stanford University and Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Appleby has served as:

_President of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society for Historians of America's Early Republic

_Chair of the Council of the Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia

_On the editorial boards of the American Historical Review and the William and Mary Quarterly

_Professor of History at UCLA 


Her book Ideology and Economic Thought in Seventeenth Century England was awarded the Berkshire Prize in 1978. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Appleby has been a presenter at the Phelps Lectures at New York University and the Becker Lectures at Cornell. Her most recent book was a study of early nineteenth-century America entitled Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans, which was published by Harvard University Press in 2000.


Attendance is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Stockwell, Chair of the Department of History, at 419-824-3741 or email [email protected].








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