Department of History Regional Speaker Talk: “Strom Thurmond’s America and the Origins of Modern Conservatism”
The GSU Department of History announces its inaugural Regional Speaker Talk, on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. The speaker will be Joseph Crespino, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in history at Emory University. He will be speaking on “Strom Thurmond’s America and the Origins of Modern Conservatism,” a discussion of his most recent book Strom Thurmond’s America (2012; on order) and how Thurmond reshaped the National Republican Party.
Prof. Crespino is also the author of several other works, including:
- The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (2010) co-edited with Matthew Lassiter
- In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (2007)
- “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: The Stennis Amendment and the Fracturing of Liberal School Desegregation Policy, 1964-1972” in Journal of Policy History (2006)
- “The Strange Career of Atticus Finch” in Southern Cultures (2000)
Crespino’s talk will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor, General Classroom Building. This event is free and open to public. Please contact email@example.com with any questions about this event.