2007 Visiting Scholar

Dr. Gary Nash was the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Eckerd College on April 17 at 7:30 PM in Fox Hall on the topic:  Could Slavery Have Been Abolished in the Revolutionary Era?

Gary Nash is a Professor Emeritus of History and Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA.  He has served as President of the Organization of American Historians; and as Dean of the Council on Educational Development, University of California, Los Angeles.  He is the recipient of many fellowships, honors, and awards, including the UCLA Distinguished Teacher Award.  He is an elected member of American Antiquarian Society, Society of American Historians, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Philosophical Society.

Prof. Nash’s latest books include:  The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America (New York: Viking, 2005; London: Jonathan Cape, 2006); The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006); and Editor, Atlas of American History (New York: Facts-on-File, forthcoming).  His list of honors and publications is too long to include in its entirety, but view it at: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/nash/