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Public talk by Gary Gerstle: "Ethnicity, Race, and Nation: The Domestic Roots of Woodrow Wilson's Internationalism"

A public talk by Gary Gerstle, Professor of History, Vanderbilt

University, on Thursday, March 8, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Management Building, MW170.

Free lecture, everyone welcome.

Woodrow Wilson, the American president who championed a new

International order at the end of the First World War, can seem a bundle of

contradictions. An architect of the League of Nations and a herald of

self-determination for the world's peoples, Wilson was at the same time

a defender of racial segregation within the United States. Professor

Gerstle will explore the tensions and intersections between Wilson's racial

views and his international vision.

Gary Gerstle is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University in

Nashville, Tennessee.  A leading historian of American nationalism, he is the

author of Working-Class Americanism:  The Politics of Labor in a Textile City,

1914-1960 (Cambridge University Press, 1989), and American Crucible:

Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century (Princeton University Press, 2001).

His current projects include a comparative study of race and nation in the

United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada, and an exploration of the

nature of government power in American history.

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Sponsored by: University of Toronto Humanities Centre; Centre for the Study of the United States; Canada Research Chair in American History, U of T Scarborough, and the History Graduate Reading Group in "Racial and Ethnic Identities in Transnational Histories"; Department of Humanities, U of T Scarborough; New College; Latin American Studies; Department of History.

A reception will follow Professor Gerstle's talk.  If you plan to attend

the reception, RSVP by Monday, February 26, to

For more information, please contact Professor Russell Kazal:, 416-287-7133.

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