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Wells Fargo Lecture: “Algernon Sidney Johnston’s Nationalism” with Dr. Benjamin Park
November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wells Fargo Lecture: “Algernon Sidney Johnston’s Nationalism: What A South Carolina Novel Can Tell Us About Intergalactic Travel, Carnivorous Demons, and Romantic Bonds Tells Us About Early American Union and Disunion”
Dr. Benjamin Park is assistant professor at Sam Houston State University. This lecture is informed by Park’s current scholarship which looks at three distinct regions, including South Carolina, to explore how local cultures influenced American Identity and union in the fifty years following independence.
Benjamin Park received degrees from Brigham Young University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the intersection between religion, culture, and democratic thought between the American Revolution and the Civil War, often within an Atlantic context.