UHV/ABR READING SERIES
DATE: Thursday 2/28/2008
is Jack S. Blanton Chair in History at the University of Texas-Austin. His books include Polio: An American Story, which has just won the Pulitzer Prize “for a distinguished book on the history of the United States.” Another books include A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, which won the Hardeman Prize as the best book about the U.S. Congress, and “Worse Than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice, which won the Robert Kennedy Prize for its contribution to human rights. He is a co-author of American Passages: A History of the United States, and a co-editor of The Oxford Companion to United States History. His articles and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Chronicle of Higher Education.
Polio: An American Story (Oxford University Press, 2006)
“Worse Than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice (Free Press, 1997)
A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy (Free Press, 1983)