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A Conversation with Claudio Saunt – Co-Sponsored by Avid Bookshop and the Willson Center

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Avid Bookshop, UGA’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Athens Historical Society will co-sponsored a Zoom conversation between Claudio Saunt, Richard B. Russell Professor in American History at UGA, and Professor Nicholas Allen, Director of the Willson Center for Humanities. Professor Saunt will be discussing his book, Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory (W.W. Norton & Co, 2020), which is a finalist for the National Book Award.

In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Unworthy Republic reveals how expulsion became national policy and describes the chaotic and deadly results of the operation to deport 80,000 men, women and children. It was selected as one of five finalists for the National Book Award in nonfiction from among more than 600 books submitted for consideration. The winner of the award will be announced Nov. 18. Saunt’s book can be ordered at www.avidbookshop.com.

Link to story about the National Book Award: https://news.uga.edu/saunts-book-named-national-book-awards-finalist/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Claudio Saunt is the Richard B. Russell Professor in American History at the University of Georgia. He is the author of award-winning books, including A New Order of ThingsBlack, White, and Indian; and West of the Revolution. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
ABOUT THE IN-CONVERSATION PARTNER:
Nicholas Allen is the director of the Willson Center and holds a Professorship in Humanities in the department of English at UGA. He has published several books on Ireland and its literature, has been the Burns Visiting Scholar at Boston College, and has received many grants and awards, including from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Irish Research Council.

Details

Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.avidbookshop.com/event/claudio-saunt-conversation-nicholas-allen-unworthy-republic

Venue

Virtual

Organizers

Avid Bookstop
UGA’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
Athens Historical Society