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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Seminar Series: Bruce Baker on Fighting Plague in New Orleans in the Progressive Era

Join us for the first in our history programme seminar series.  The first one on Wed 28 Jan will be:

Bruce Baker (Newcastle Univ), "The Politics of Ratproofing: Fighting Plague in New Orleans in the Progressive Era," 5:00pm (new time) in Lipman 033.

More on Bruce from the Newcastle University website:

Introduction
I joined the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology in September 2013 as Lecturer in Modern American History.  Most of my teaching and research centres on the American South between the Civil War and the 1920s.  I am co-editor of the journal American Nineteenth Century History.

Qualifications
Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

M.A. in Folklore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995

B.A. in English, Clemson University, 1992

B.A. in English, Clemson University, 1992

Current Research
My latest book is an edited and annotated edition of William Garrott Brown's The South at Work: Observations from 1904.  In spring 2015, Oxford University Press will publish The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans, which I co-authored with Barbara Hahn of Texas Tech University.  My next major research project will examine bubonic plague and public health in New Orleans in the 1910s.

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