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Thursday - November 15, 2012
9pm Est, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific
Literary Corner with authors Lawrence Powell and Rebecca Scott
Lawrence N. Powell, author of The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans (Harvard, 2012) provides an account of the first two centuries in the history of New Orleans.
Powell received his doctorate from Yale University in 1976. He specializes in Civil War and Reconstruction; Southern history; Louisiana history and politics; and the Holocaust. For the last seven years he was also Director of Tulane's Campus Affiliates Program (CAP) and the Tulane/Xavier National Center for the Urban Community. The former Guggenheim Fellow, in 2008 Powell was elected as a Fellow in the Society of American Historians in recognition of literary distinction in the writing of history.
Rebecca J. Scott, author of Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, and co-authored with Jean M. Hébrard, will discuss how they traced one family across five generations and three continents, into slavery and then back into freedom. Freedom papers is the 2012 Recipient of the Albert J. Beveridge Award and the James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History - American Historical Association. Scott teaches history and law at the University of Michigan. She is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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