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1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011

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Michael J. Colligan History Project

Featuring H.W. Brands 

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Join renowned historian H.W. Brands as he explores the epic struggle over slavery embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln — two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin.

Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West, and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the University of Texas at Austin faculty, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History.

Brands has written over 30 bestselling books on American history and politics, including “The Last Campaign, Our First Civil War.” Two of his books, “Traitor to His Class” and “The First American,” were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

He lectures frequently on historical and current events, and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio. He publishes history-themed poetry on Twitter and “A User’s Guide to History” on Substack.

Presented by the Michael J. Colligan History Project, with generous support from Hamilton Community Foundation. |