The Strange Career of Borders in North America


Location: Debartolo Hall, Room 215

Benjamin Johnson, associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Johnson will be giving the first lecture in the 2011–12 DeSantis Lecture Series, sponsored by the Union of Graduate Historians. Johnson, a scholar of borderlands and environmental history, has published books including Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans (2003) and Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place (2008), and his manuscript, “Escaping the Dark, Gray City: How Conservation Re-made City, Suburb, and Countryside in the Progressive Era,” is under contract with Yale University Press.