Nicholas Guyatt to deliver next lunch talk
Please join us next Wednesday, April 10 for a talk by Nicholas Guyatt (Cambridge). His talk is entitled, “Dartmoor Prison and the pre-history of Carceral Segregation, 1813-1815.” Join us at 12:20 in room 504 of the History Department building. Lunch will be served.
Guyatt is Reader in North American History at the University of Cambridge. He works on the history of colonial America, the Atlantic World and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His first book, Providence and the Invention of the United States, examined the emergence of American religious nationalism from the founding of Virginia in 1607 to the collapse of Reconstruction. Another, Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation explored the unsettling relationship between ideas of racial equality and programmes for racial separation in the early American republic. He is currently working on three projects: a book about the Dartmoor massacre of 1815, with a particular focus on questions of race and national belonging, to be published by Basic Books in the US and Oneworld in the UK; The Oxford Illustrated History of the United States; A history of American ideas about imperialism from the mid-eighteenth century through the early twentieth, with a focus on how Americans viewed other people’s empires.