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Fourth Holtz Lecture at UIS will focus on "The Age of Lincoln"

February 6, 2008

Contact: Marcia Rossi, 217/206-6597, mross1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – The Fourth Annual John Holtz Memorial Lecture at the University of Illinois at Springfield will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in conference room C/D, lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. The lecture and a reception and book signing immediately following are free and open to the public.

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Professor Vernon Burton

The featured speaker will be Vernon Burton, professor of history at the U of I in Urbana-Champaign, who will speak on his book The Age of Lincoln (Hill and Wang, 2007), which has been hailed as "a magisterial narrative history of American social and intellectual life from the age of slavery up to the era of Jim Crow."

Burton is the author or editor of eight books, including the Pulitzer Prize nominee In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (University of North Carolina Press, 1985) and, with Judy McArthur, A Gentleman and an Officer: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1996 and 1999). He is currently at work on a new a book about the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In addition to his teaching duties at UIUC, Burton is a senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications where he is associate director for humanities and social sciences.

John Holtz was an associate professor of Library Instructional Services at UIS from 1989 until his death in January 2004. This program is also presented as part of the campus' observance of Black History Month and is sponsored by the Friends of Brookens Library.

For more information, contact Jane Treadwell, university librarian and dean of library instructional services at UIS, at 206-6597.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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