Celebrated Historian David S. Reynolds Will Speak at Lafayette College

David S. Reynolds, one of the most accomplished historians and literary critics in the field of American studies, will speak at Lafayette College on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gendebien Room of Skillman Library.

The author of eight major biographical works and the editor of seven more, Reynolds will talk about his latest book Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America, which details the cultural roots, political impact, and enduring legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s revolutionary bestseller.

Reynolds is a distinguished professor at the Graduate Center for the City University of New York.  A recipient of the prestigious Bancroft Prize in American History for his book Walt Whitman’s America, Reynolds is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review.

His talk is sponsored by the Paul and June Schlueter Lecture series in the Art and History of the Book.


Kathleen Parrish
Associate Director of Media Relations
Communications Division
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5524