"Politics of the Eye: Imagery of the American Political Landscape"

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Frye Jacobson
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
Fri, October 5 to Sat, October 6, 2012
Submission Deadline: CLOSED

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Frye Jacobson

Matthew Frye Jacobson is a professor of American studies, history, and African American studies at Yale University. He is the author of Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America (2006), winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award; What Have They Built You to Do? The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America (2006), with Gaspar Gonzalez; Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917 (2000); Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (1998), winner of the John Hope Franklin and the Ralph Bunche Prizes; and Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants of the United States (1995). He is currently at work on a study of anti-racism in U.S. culture in the post-war years, “Odetta’s Voice and Other Weapons: The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History” and a multi-media documentary on hope and despair in Obama’s America, which can be viewed at http://www.historianseye.org.

  • Race, Immigration, and U.S. Citizenship
  • The History of “Whiteness” in U.S. Political Culture
  • The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History
  • Annexing the “Other”: Immigration and Imperialism, 1876-1917
  • White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America
  • The Historian’s Eye Documentary Project
source: http://lectures.oah.org/lecturers/lecturer.html?id=16

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