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David Blight's Race and Reunion Offers Critical Appraisal of America After the Civil War

January 24, 2001Contact: Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. David W. Blight, the Class of 1959 Professor of History and Black Studies at Amherst College, has just published Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory ($29.95, 512 pp., Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2001), a study of how Americans "black and white, from North and South, soldiers and politicians, writers and editors" made sense of America's most wrenching war.

Amherst College Professor Martha Saxton's Being Good Examines History of Women in America

April 30, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Former CIA Chief John Deutch ’60 To Speak at Amherst College Sept. 12

August 31, 2006 Contact: Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—John Deutch, Amherst College Class of ’60 and the former director of the CIA, will speak on “America’s Energy Future” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson 1882-1943 Lectureship Fund, Deutch’s talk is free and open to the public.

Western Historian Elliott West To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 26

October 9, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Andrew Bacevich and Ronald Steel To Discuss Contemporary Issues of American Empire Jan. 21 at Amherst College

January 11, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Historians Andrew Bacevich and Ronald Steel will discuss “Contemporary Issues of American Empire” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The discussion will be moderated by Cullen Murphy ’74, editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Six Leading American Intellectuals Take On Three Important Public Issues at Amherst College Jan. 21, 23 and 27