Cancelled In Conversation With Andrew Delbanco | Melville and America’s Moral Crisis

Date / Time

  • May 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Author Delbanco will talk about how Herman Melville engaged with the moral crisis of slavery in his literary works, and will sign copies of his new book, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War.

 

About the Speaker

Andrew Delbanco is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University, where he has been the recipient of the Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates. He is the author of numerous acclaimed works, including College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be; Melville: His World and Work; The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil; and The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2012.

 

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