October 09, 2009
The Atherton Lecture Committee, University of Missouri, Department of History, is pleased to present
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
300th Anniversary Professor,Harvard University
Monday, November 9
Keller Auditorium - MU Campus
(Geological Sciences Building)
In 1846, more than 14,000 Mormons (or Latter-day Saints) crossed from Nauvoo, Illinois to Council Bluffs, Iowa. They faced blizzards, thunderstorms, mud and snakes and the fear that the vigilantes who had driven them from Missouri ten years before would resume their attacks. But the greatest difficulties did not come from their enemies or from the elements, but from the demanding ideals of their faith. Their remarkably candid diaries provide unexpected insights into religious and political culture in 19th-century America.
Professor Ulrich is probably best- known for her books Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History and A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard based on Her Diary, 1785-1812.
Plan to join us at the Cherry Street Wine Cellar and Bistro for a reception with Professor Ulrich following the lecture - 505 Cherry Street
With special thanks to the office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Science
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