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.