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Global Lunchbox: Is This Who We Are? Thinking about U.S. History after January 6 (Kate Masur)

When: Friday, January 29, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Cindy Pingry  


Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Please join us for the Global Lunchbox series, a weekly conversational forum hosted by the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies featuring work-in-progress by members of the Northwestern community.

Kate Masur is Associate Professor of History at Northwestern. She specializes in the United States in the nineteenth century, with a primary focus on how Americans grappled with questions of race and equality after the abolition of slavery in both the North and South. Masur is author of Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (forthcoming in March 2021 with W. W. Norton) and An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), and numerous other writings that examine the intersections of law, politics, and everyday life in U.S. history.

Masur is committed to exchanging ideas with a broad range of audiences. She enjoys leading workshops for teachers and working with museums and arts organizations including the National Constitution Center and the Newberry Library. She was part of the editorial team that created Reconstruction: The Official National Park Service Handbook, and she co-authored, with Gregory Downs, The Era of Reconstruction, 1861-1900, a National Historic Landmark Theme Study published in 2017. She was also a key consultant for the 2019 documentary, Reconstruction: America after the Civil War. She and Downs recently became co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era.

She recently co-authored the essay "Yes, Wednesday’s attempted insurrection is who we are" on the Washington Post's "Made by History" blog (January 8, 2021):

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