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Pulitzer Prize Winner Edward J. Larson to Discuss Newest Book at Pepperdine’s Payson Library

American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795 is the newest book by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward J. Larson, professor of history and the Hugh and Hazel Darling chair in law at Pepperdine. On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 4 PM to 5 PM in the Payson Library,  join Pepperdine Libraries in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Seaver College’s W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series for a discussion about the central themes in the book, including religion during the American Revolution, by a panel of experts, including:

  • Richard Hughes, University Scholar in Residence, Lipscomb University
  • Christina Littlefield, Associate Professor of Communication and Religion, Pepperdine University
  • J. Christopher Soper, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University

Each panelist will offer their thoughts on the book, followed by Larson giving his response to these short presentations. The panel will then engage in lively dialogue while taking questions from the audience.

The event is free and refreshments will be served. Following the discussion, Larson will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase (hardcover, $32.50; RSVP to reserve a copy).

Register for "American Inheritance: Liberty, Slavery, and Religion in Revolutionary America Featuring Richard Hughes, Edward J. Larson, Christina Littlefield, and J. Christopher Soper" on the Pepperdine Libraries website.