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Louisiana State University: Microhistory and the Malleability of Identity in Nineteenth Century America
March 3 @ 6:30 pm
On March 3, 2023, the Voegelin Institute at Louisiana State University will host JMC fellow Frank W. Garmon, Jr. for a discussion of “Microhistory and the Malleability of Identity in Nineteenth Century America.”
Friday, March 3, 2023 • 6:30 PM CT
Sternberg Salon, French House • Louisiana State University
Frank Garmon’s research and teaching interests emphasize American political economy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His current project uses state property tax records to measure wealth and inequality in the early republic. After publishing the results of the dissertation, he intends to begin a second book-length project that studies the nineteenth-century U.S. Post Office Department from the perspective of business history and the history of technology.
Professor Garmon is a JMC fellow.
From the program:
The Eric Voegelin Institute (EVI) honors the scholarship and memory of Erich Hermann Wilhelm Voegelin, considered one of the greatest teachers in the history of Louisiana State University, and a man widely recognized as one of the premier minds of the 20th century. Established in March 1987, EVI is a humanities and social sciences research institute devoted to the revitalization of teaching and understanding of the “great books” of Western civilization in comparison with other traditions. The institute’s principal activities involve seminars and conferences, research, publications, and teaching focused on the life and works of Voegelin and on the ideas and questions that animated his thought.
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