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John Stauffer

Lincoln, Douglass and the Great Books is Topic of Harvard Professor's Talk

Posted March 28, 2010
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John Stauffer, author and professor of English and American literature and language at Harvard University, will present a lecture titled “Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and the Great Books” at Hamilton College on Tuesday, March 30, at 4:15 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. He will discuss his bestselling book Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (Twelve 2009). The lecture is free and open to the public.

Stauffer’s first book, The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race (2002) was a co-winner of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Frederick Douglass Book Prize in 2002 and the winner of the 2003 Avery Craven Book Prize from the Organization of American Historians. Stauffer also co-authored Meteor of War: The John Brown Story (2004) with Zoe Trodd and was editor of Frederick Douglass’ My Bondage and My Freedom (2003). He is currently writing Dreaming of Democracy: Interracial Friendships and American Race Relations.

The lecture is sponsored by the Hamilton College History Department and the Alexander Hamilton Institute.

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