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The 5th Annual Paul André Feit Memorial Lecture

Greg Grandin - Who Aint A Slave: 

Herman Melville's Paradox of Freedom and Slavery in the Americas

Thursday, April 10, 2:30pm, NVC 3-150

 

 

From:  Elena M. Martínez, Director of the Paul André Feit Memorial Lectures at Baruch,

Chair Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

 

Greg Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including most recently Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan 2009).  A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Fordlandia was picked by the New York Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and NPR for their “best of” lists, and Amazon.com named it the best history book of 2009.  Grandin is also the author of Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Empire (Metropolitan 2005), The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America During the Cold War (University of Chicago Press 2004), and Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation (Duke University Press, 2000), which won the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Award for the best book published on Latin America in any discipline. With Gil Joseph, is edited A Century of Revolution, also published by Duke University Press. A professor of history at NYU and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Grandin writes on US foreign policy, Latin America, genocide, and human rights.  He has published in The New York Times, Harper’s, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The American Historical Review.  He has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and has appeared on The Charlie Rose Show.  Grandin also served as a consultant to the United Nations truth commission on Guatemala and has been the recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

 

RSVP:  modern.languages@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Elena M. Martínez

Director of the Paul André Feit Memorial Lectures at Baruch

Chair Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

Elena.Martinez@baruch.cuny.edu