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How the West Was Won, and What It Has to Lose

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The Community Library Lecture Room
415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States

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In conjunction with The Community Library’s Regional History Department and its ‘West Where We Are” initiative, please join Dr. David Kennedy, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, for his talk, “How the West Was Won, and What It Has to Lose”.


About David Kennedy

A founding co-director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, David Kennedy is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University. Professor Kennedy received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1999 for Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War. He received an A.B. in History from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Reflecting his interdisciplinary training in American Studies, which combined the fields of history, literature, and economics, Professor Kennedy’s scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history. His 1970 book, Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger, embraced the medical, legal, political, and religious dimensions of the subject and helped to pioneer the emerging field of women’s history. Over Here: The First World War and American Society (1980) used the history of American involvement in World War I to analyze the American political system, economy, and culture in the early twentieth century. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War (1999) recounts the history of the United States in the two great crises of the Great Depression and World War II.



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