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The Paved Road to Wilderness Preservation: Class, Nature and Leisure in Pre-New Deal Oregon
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 7:00pm
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238
Who: Lawrence Lipin, Professor and author, Pacific University

Pacific University professor and author Lawrence Lipin to speak on Thursday, May 10, 2007 on The Paved Road to Wilderness Preservation: Class, Nature and Leisure in Pre-New Deal Oregon.

Phi Alpha Theta and the Friends of History are co-sponsoring this lecture by Lawrence M. Lipin, Professor of History at Pacific University in Forest Grove on Thursday, May 10 starting at 7:30 pm in Room 238 of Smith Memorial Center.

The lecture entitled The Paved Road to Wilderness Preservation: Class, Nature and Leisure in Pre-New Deal Oregon. is based upon his recently published book: Workers and the Wild: Conservation, Consumerisim and Labor in Oregon, 1910-1930; which is a volume in the series The Working Class in American History, all published by the University of Illinois Press in February 2007. It is part of a year-long look at the American West which is the theme for the 2006-2007 lecture series presented at PSU by the Friends of History as part of their non-profit support of the PSU History Department.

Dr. Lipin has been teaching history at Pacific University since joining the faculty back in 1992. He holds a doctorate from UCLA and has published several books on the subject of labor politics and the history of the Pacific Northwest. His first book was nominated for a Philip Taft Labor History Prize and a Book Award of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.

A reception will take place immediately before the lecture in SMC Room 228 starting at 7:00pm. Parking is free in the PSU parking structures after 7:00pm. For more information, please check out the FOH website at http://www.history.pdx.edu/foh/FOHevnt.htm. The event is free and open to the public.

Contact: The PSU History Department
At (503)725-3917