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Free dramatic readings and multimedia production to announce new book by PSU Professor David A. Horowitz
Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 7:30pm
The People's Voice: a Populist Cultural History of Modern America is the newest book by Portland State University professor David A. Horowitz making its debut on Thursday, May 24, 2007 in a special presentation produced by the author and historian and sponsored by the Friends of History and the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in Room 338 of Smith Memorial Center starting at 7:30pm.

This latest book by the award-winning professor starts with the legacy of 19th century giants Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Stephen Foster and continues to our current national culture as expressed through film, television, hip-hop and more. Acccording to Dr. Horowitz, it 'chronicles the outpouring of cultural expression in America...addressing the everyday experiences, aspirations and problems of ordinary people." The dramatic readings will be given by friends and colleagues of Horowitz, including KBOO talk show host Joe Uris, artist and writer Walt Curtis, jazz singer Dory Hylton, and freelance researcher and historical writer Gloria

David A. Horowitz has taught U.S. Cultural and 20th Century History at PSU since 1968. Prior to The People's Voice: a Populist Cultural History of Modern America, he authored America's Political Class Under Fire: The 20th Century's Great Culture War (Routledge, 2003) and Inside the Klavern: The Secret History of a 1920s Ku Klux Klan (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999) and Beyond Left and Right: Insurgency and the Establishment (University of Illinois Press, 1997).

The Friends of History is a non-profit group that supports the mission and goals of the History Department at PSU. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the PSU parking structures after 7pm.

When: May 24, 2007
Where:
Smith Memorial Center Room 338
Time: 7:30 pm

For more information on this event or on how to order Dr. Horowitz's book, please call (503)725-3917 or (503)725-3993. Check out the website at http://www.history.pdx.edu/foh/FOHevents.htm