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"Speaking of Books": Richard Bell on "We Shall Be No More"

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : 6137
Event Type(s): Lecture

Professor Richard Bell of the History Department will discuss his recent book "We Shall Be No More:
Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States."

"We Shall Be No More" examines the politics of self-destruction in America between the Revolution and the Civil War. It argues that while suicide is a quintessentially individual act, it nevertheless has unexpectedly broad social implications. It was perceived as a transgressive challenge to embodied authority, a portent of both danger and possibility.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served. The event is free.


For more information, contact:
Eric Nils Lindquist
+1 301 314 7266

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