Professor to lecture on Lincolns link to Hawaiʻi
Spring 2009 Faculty Lecture Series: Sharing Our Work and KnowledgeUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr. 6, 2009Lincoln in American and Hawaiian History and Memory
Dr. James O. Horton, Professor, UH Mānoa Department of American Studies
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Hamilton Library, Room 301
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Doors open at 3:15 p.m.
Professor James Horton‘s lecture will focus on Abraham Lincoln in American history and memory, and the relationship between Lincoln and the Hawaiian kingdom in mid-19th century.
Each spring semester, Professor Horton teaches in the UH Department of American Studies. During the fall semester, he is the Benjamin Banneker Professor Emeritus of American Studies and History at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Historian Emeritus at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution.
He has published 10 books, most recently—with co-editor Lois E. Horton— "Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory 2009" (New Press 2006, paperback edition University of North Carolina Press 2009). He was also the editor of the Oxford University Press series, "The Landmarks of American History Series."
In February 2009, the African American Museum of Boston presented Professor Horton with its "Living Legend Award." A traveling exhibit curated with David Brion Davis, "Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery," opened in Fall 1997 at the Fifth/Third Bank Exhibition Gallery, Cincinnati and Independence Hall, New York City. He was the chief historian for the New York Historical Society exhibit, "Slavery in New York," from October 2005 to March 2006. It won the Crystal Apple Award in 2005 for the best exhibit in New York City.
The Faculty Lecture Series is presented by the UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education, Office of Research Relations, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.