Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Mark Fiege: An Environmental History of America

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Civics

Mark Fiege reframes our history based on the premise that nothing can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons—including our revolutionary nation rising from its environment to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty, and Abraham Lincoln steering the Union guided by his vision of nature’s capacity for improvement—the author of The Republic of Nature highlights the nature of our country, making connections that shed new light on old stories. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets 800/838-3006, and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

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One Comment

  1. Gale
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Mark grew up in the Seattle suburb of Mountlake Terrace, and is a grad of Western Washington, Washington State and U of Utah. He teaches at Colorado State. A popular professor there, Mark did not pander to academics when he wrote this book. In fact, it is meant to be entirely accessible to the general reader. The stories in the book are ones you think you know, but Mark offers a view that no historian has taken before.

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