Author and Professor Bertram Wyatt-Brown to speak at FSC’s Florida Lecture Series
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2006) — Florida Southern College’s Center for Florida History welcomes Bertram Wyatt-Brown to the Florida Lecture Series on Jan. 19. Wyatt-Brown will discuss “The Honor of Andrew Jackson” at 7 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room on the Florida Southern campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
One of the most distinguished historians of the American South, Wyatt-Brown holds degrees from the University of the South, Cambridge University and Johns Hopkins University. Past president of the Southern Historical Association, Wyatt-Brown taught at Case Western Reserve University and in 1983 was appointed Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. He is the author of five books on the history of the American South, including his classic “Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South,” a work that transformed and reshaped the understanding of the Antebellum South. Other of his books include “The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace and War, 1760s – 1890s” (Chapel Hill, 2001) and “Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition (Baton Rouge, 2003). Wyatt-Brown has written over 150 essays and reviews, has appeared in a number of television documentaries, and serves as series editor of the Louisiana State Press’ Southern Biography Series. Wyatt-Brown and his wife Anne live in Baltimore, Md.
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