Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, 6 p.m. EDT, online only via Zoom. Did you miss this? Not to worry, we recorded it!
Historian Colin Woodard (American Nations) visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to discuss Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood. In Union, Woodard returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today.
We will be hosting Colin in Zoom Webinar. ZOOM is free for audience members to use. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with ZOOM ahead of time. A ZOOM widget (computer) or app (smartphone) and an internet connection are required to participate. There is no admittance fee to attend this virtual event, but event registration is required. A registration link can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4415919790649/WN_t4qLz_WzRsOt-3kkDjoQJQ
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Colin Woodard, a New York Times bestselling author and historian, is the state and national affairs writer at the Portland Press Herald, where he received a 2012 George Polk Award and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. A longtime foreign correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and the San Francisco Chronicle, he has reported from more than fifty foreign countries and six continents. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Smithsonian,Politico, and dozens of other publications. A graduate of Tufts University and the University of Chicago, he is the author of American Nations, American Character, The Lobster Coast, The Republic of Pirates, and Ocean's End. He lives in Maine.
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By the bestselling author of American Nations, the story of how the myth of U.S. national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today
• A New Republic Best Book of the Year • The Globalist Top Books of the Year • Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction
An entrancing tale of piracy colored with gold, treachery and double-dealing (Portland Press Herald), Pulitzer Prize-finalist Colin Woodward's The Republic of Pirates is the historical biography of the exploits of infamous Caribbean buccaneers.
“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald
“[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today
The author of American Nations examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society