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The Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture featuring Joseph Ellis
September 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
The Second Founding: Four Men Who Created a Country
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789, Joseph Ellis, will discuss one of the most crucial periods in American history — the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government — and the men most responsible for the creation of the United States: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison.
Reservation deadline is September 27.
What: The Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture featuring Joseph Ellis
Title: The Second Founding: Four Men Who Created a Country
When: Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall (New Location)
Who: Joseph Ellis, one of the nation’s leading scholars of American history
A dessert reception and author signing will follow with books available for sale courtesy of the University of Minnesota Bookstores.
About Joseph Ellis
Joseph Ellis is one of the nation’s leading scholars of American history. The author of nine books, Ellis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation and won the National Book Award for American Sphinx, a biography of Thomas Jefferson. His in-depth chronicle of the life of our first president, His Excellency: George Washington, was a New York Times bestseller.
About the Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture
The lecture was created to honor Dr. Paul Nagel and his wife, Joan, who were active members of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries. He was a former University professor and administrator, director of the Virginia Historical Society, and best-selling author of several books on early American presidencies. Joan Nagel, a librarian and genealogist, collaborated with Paul in his historical works.
This event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the U of M Department of History.