Florida Lecture Series to Focus on Florida's Antebellum Women
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2004) - Florida Southern College's Center for Florida History will host FSC professors Dr. James M. Denham and Dr. Keith L. Huneycutt at the Florida Lecture Series Nov. 11. Denham and Huneycutt will discuss "Women in Antebellum Florida," from their book, "Echoes from a Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters' Correspondence in Antebellum Florida." The lecture, free and open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room on campus. The authors will hold a book signing following the talk.
Denham, history professor and director of the Center for Florida History, is the author of four books including "A Rogue's Paradise: Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Florida, 1821-1861;" "Cracker Times and Pioneer Lives: The Reminiscences of George Gillett Keen and Sarah Pamela Williams;" and "Florida Sheriffs: A History, 1821 - 1945." He earned his doctorate at The Florida State University and attended fellowships at the University of South Carolina, Harvard University, University of Wisconsin, West Point Military Academy and Columbia University.
Dr. Keith L. Huneycutt, English professor and chair of the English department, is a native of Charlotte, N.C. He earned a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. A specialist in Victorian literature, Huneycutt's reviews and articles have appeared in Military History of the West and the Florida Historical Quarterly. He is currently working on an edition of the creative writings of Corinna and Ellen Brown.
About the Florida Lecture Series
The Florida Lecture Series is produced by the Center for Florida History and sponsored by the FSC Alumni Association, the Robert and Rose Stahl Criminology Lecture Series, and the Robert W. and Susan E. McKnight Political Affairs Lecture Series. The program brings speakers to the Lakeland campus who approach the issue of "Florida Life and Culture" from a wide range of disciplines, including history, public affairs, law, sociology, criminology, anthropology, literature, music and art. Its overall objective is to create an opportunity for members of the community, faculty, and student body to listen to, interact with and learn from leading scholars and specialists of the state's history and culture. Information about the Florida Lecture Series and the Center for Florida History can be found at
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About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.