5TH ANNUAL MILTON M. KLEIN LECTURE SERIES
LOOKING AT NATION BUILDING THROUGH LOCAL EYES: RETHINKING LAW IN THE RECONSTRUCTION-ERA UNITED STATES
BY: LAURA F. EDWARDS
Laura F. Edwards is an award-winning author whose research focuses on women, gender, and law, especially in the nineteenth-century US South. She received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2012–2013.
Thursday, March the 27th
SHILOH ROOM, UNIVERSITY CENTER
1502 West Cumberland Avenue
Parking: Volunteer Hall Garage, 1525 White Avenue
About Milton M. Klein:
Milton M. Klein served on the UT faculty as the Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of History until his retirement in 1984. In 1988, he was named UT’s first university historian. In this capacity, and as part of the university’s bicentennial celebration, Professor Klein produced the book Volunteer Moments: Vignettes of the History of the University of Tennessee, 1794–1994. In 2001 he edited The Empire State: A History of New York (Cornell University Press), an alternate selection of the History Book Club. As a teacher Professor Klein received an Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, and as a scholar he wrote numerous books and articles in the fields of early American history and American legal history.
Professor Klein died in 2004. To honor his career, his wife, Margaret, established the Milton M. Klein History Studies Endowment, which supports this lecture series in the fields of early American history, American legal history, and historiography. These lectures reflect Professor Klein’s lifelong commitment to making the study of history dynamic and accessible to all people. Thanks to generous alumni support of the Klein Fund, the Department of History also introduced the Milton M. Klein Graduate Fellowship in American History in 2001.