Fabre Line Club Book Series: Lecture by Jack Greene - American History

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Fabre Line Club
200 Allens Avenue, 4th Floor

As a public service, Providence Public Library invites Rhode Island non-profit organizations to post their programs/events of statewide interest on our Calendar of Events. Although we attempt to ensure authenticity and accuracy of content, we recommend that you contact the organization posting this event for verification.

Wed, 2011-10-26 18:30 - 20:00

The Rhode Island Publications Society (Fabre Line Club) announces its second annual fall book series featuring four presentations by noted scholars. Two of the talks will analyze Rhode Island themes--The Dorr Rebellion (Fri., Oct. 14) and the recent Separation of Powers Amendments to the state constitution--the other two lectures--by nationally renowned scholars Jack Greene (Weds., Oct. 26) of the Johns Hopkins University and Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood (Thurs., Nov. 10) of Brown--University will discuss broader themes in American history.

The four presentations are free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase as will the books that accompany the talks. For further information call, 401-272-1776.

Professor Jack P.  Greene, a club member, will discuss his new book The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution just published by Cambridge University Press.

Jack taught at Michigan State University, Western Reserve University, and the University of Michigan before he moved in 1966 to Johns Hopkins University, where he was a member of the Department of History for thirty-nine years, except for two years spent at the University of California Irvine in 1990-2.  A specialist in the history of Colonial British and Revolutionary American history, he has published and edited many books, chapters in books, articles, and reviews. Perhaps his best-known works are The Quest for Power: The Lower Houses of Assembly in the Southern Royal Colonies, 1689-1776 (1963), Peripheries and Center: Constitutional Development in the Extended Polities of the British Empire and the United States, 1607-1789 (1986), Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of the Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture (1988), and The Intellectual Construction of America: Exceptionalism and Identity from 1492 to 1800 (1993).