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Who Spoke Up?: Liberals, the Left, and the "Great Debate" over Entering World War II

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Synopsis: The 32nd Annual Louis Faugères III Bishop Lecture welcomes David Greenberg, professor of history and journalism and media studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and author of Republic of Spin: The Inside History of the American Presidency.
Start Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: Alexander Library
Address: 169 College Avenue
Campus: College Avenue
Room: 4th floor
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free/RSVP
Speaker: David Greenberg
Sponsor: Rutgers University Libraries, School of Communication and Information, Department of History
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Fernanda Perrone
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-6154
Additional Information: Greenberg will paint a vivid portrait of the personalities and debates surrounding America’s entrance into World War II, illustrating the importance of political papers projects for this type of original historical and political research. As a scholar of political history, Greenberg frequently uses political papers in his research. For his most recent book, Republic of Spin: The Inside History of the American Presidency (W.W. Norton, 2016), he visited no less than six presidential libraries and used political collections at the Library of Congress and Princeton University. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, is the major repository for the papers of New Jersey's congressional delegation. It holds the papers of Clifford Case, Harrison A. Williams, Jr., Millicent Fenwick, and many others. The latest and the largest acquisition, the papers of Frank R. Lautenberg, which will soon be completely organized and cataloged, will open up new avenues of research on the issues of last 30 years—immigration, the environment, public health, and military engagement, as well as the role of media and communications in political campaigns. Following the lecture, we invite attendees to tour New Jersey First: The Life and Legacy of Frank R. Lautenberg to explore this recent addition to our political papers collections. David Greenberg is a professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. His most recent book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (W.W. Norton, 2016), recounts the history of the White House spin machine. It won the George Orwell Award, the Kennedy School’s Goldsmith Book Award, and the Browne Book Award.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public