Nationally Recognized Roosevelt Historian H.W. Brands Opens FSC's Florida Lecture Series
LAKELAND, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2009) The Lawton Chiles Center for Florida History at Florida Southern College will host H.W. Brands, the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, as the Center begins its 2009-2010 Florida Lecture Series. Brands will discuss "Franklin Roosevelt, Florida, and the South," and how FDR's relationship with Florida illuminates central themes of his life and presidency.
The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room of the Thad Buckner Building on the FSC campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Brands, one of Americas most popular and best-selling historians, writes on topics ranging from the California Gold Rush to the Cold War to the Republic of Texas. He has published a number of best-selling books, including two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize: "The First American" and "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." "Traitor to His Class" details FDRs experimentation with the New Deal and his revolutionary efforts to save democracy during the Great Depression and World War II.
"As one of the countrys premier nonfiction writers and public speakers, H.W. Brands has addressed audiences all over America through both the written and spoken word. His program on FDR and his special relationship with Florida will give us a great kick-off to this year's Florida Lecture Series," said James M. Denham, professor of history and director of the center.
About the Florida Lecture Series