Dr. Louis Wilson, Professor, Scholar, Author, on the best-selling book The Americans
Join us for The Americans, an engaging presentation by Dr. Louis Wilson on the book that is inspiring a new generation of history and social science enthusiasts. Educators, parents, students and history buffs will all enjoy this program. The Americans explores the story of United States history, weaving the reflections of people who experienced historical events firsthand throughout the narrative, changing the way students connect with the past, and helping them realize the richness of our nation's history.
Dr. Wilson, Director of African Studies and Professor of Afro-American Studies, Smith College, has documented African American and Native American men from Rhode Island who fought in the Revolutionary War and, because of his scholarship, a monument will be erected in their memory. His most recent published works include an article in the book Love Across the Color Line and The Americans (co-authored, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012), the high school American history curriculum that supports the intent of the Common Core State Standards with rigor, skills, and document-based instruction. Dr. Wilson has been a senior Fulbright researcher at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a visiting professor of American Studies at the University of Hamburg.
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