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Harvard University historian Jill Lepore to give free lecture

Published: November 9, 2010

The Eastern Nazarene College History Department will present a lecture by Harvard University historian Jill Lepore at 7 p.m. Thursday November 18 in Shrader Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.

Titled “Poor Richard’s Poor Jane,” Lepore’s lecture is based on her forthcoming biography of Benjamin Franklin and his sister, Jane Mecom. Lepore is also the author of New York Burning: Liberty and Slavery in an Eighteenth-Century City, The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity, which won the Bancroft Prize, A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States and, most recently, The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History. Lepore has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the New Yorker, and the Los Angeles Times.

The ENC History Department Public Lecture Series is made possible by the support of ENC alumni.

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