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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Speaking of Books": Richard Bell on "We Shall Be No More"

Professor Richard Bell of the History Department will discuss his recent book We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States. "We Shall Be No More" examines the politics of self-destruction in America between the Revolution and the Civil War. It argues that while suicide is a quintessentially individual act, it nevertheless has unexpectedly broad social implications. It was perceived as a transgressive challenge to embodied authority, a portent of both danger and possibility. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served. The event is free. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 7, 2012
Start Time:
4:30 PM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Common Location Name:
McKeldin Library
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Other Contact Information:
Eric Nils Lindquist +1 301 314 7266

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