Jay Gitlin, "On and Off the Course of Empire"
April 10, 2015
Location: HGS 217
Join us as we continue to celebrate 15 years of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, and 65 years of Western History at Yale, with a special series of lectures by prominent historians in the field. Our next speaker will be our very own Jay Gitlin:
“On and Off the Course of Empire: Bernard DeVoto, the Grand Narrative of Western History, and a French-Canadian Cowboy named Will James”
Friday, April 10
Jay Gitlin is the Associate Director of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers & Borders, the author of The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders & American Expansion (2010), and the co-editor of Under an Open Sky: Rethinking America’s Western Past (1992) and Frontier Cities: Encounters at the Crossroads of Empire (2012). Jay promises that the talk will be “wacky,” which us Westerners know to translate as not-to-be-missed.