When: Friday, March 7th, 2008
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 333
Time: Reception 1:30 pm - 2:25 pm, Lecture: 2:30 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information, call the PSU History department at 503-725-3917.
Basker is a graduate of Grants Pass High School who went on to Harvard College and then Cambridge and Oxford Universities as a Rhodes Scholar. He taught at Harvard for 7 years before going on to Barnard College where he is the Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History. For over a decade he has been at the helm of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History where he specializes in the 18th century and the history of slavery and abolition.