Seminar Series on the Institutions that Manage Violent Conflict
John L. Brooke
"Into the American Civil War: Thoughts on the Character of the Nation-Building Event"
Thursday, December 2, 2010
180 Hagerty Hall
1770 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210
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John L. Brooke is Humanities Distinguished Professor of History at The Ohio State University. His teaching areas include early American history and environmental history.
Brooke is author of The Heart of the Commonwealth: Society and Political Culture in Worcester County Massachusetts, 1713-1861 (Cambridge University Press, 1989) and The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844 (Cambridge University Press, 1994).
The Heart of the Commonwealth won the Merle Curti Award for Intellectual History from the Organization of American Historians and the National Historical Society Book Prize for American History. The Refiner's Fire won the Bancroft Prize for American History and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Book Prize.
His book manuscript, Columbia: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson, is forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press in November 2010. He is also working a manuscript titled "Habermas in Tocqueville’s America: Civil Society and the Public Sphere in Early America."
Sponsored by the Humanities Institute Public Sphere and Modern Social Imaginaries working group, with contributions from the departments of English,
Germanic Languages and Literatures,
Spanish and Portuguese, and