Elaine Tyler May, American Studies professor at the University of Minnesota, will speak at Weber State University March 5 at noon in the Wattis Business Building Smith Lecture Hall. May, whose teaching and research focus on women’s history and the history of the family, will present “Gimme Shelter: The Legacy of the Cold War at Home.”
“Although the world and the nation have changed dramatically, the preoccupation with national and personal security that took hold in the years immediately following World War II remain central to American life,” May said. She will discuss the reasons Americans are preoccupied with national and personal security, as well as gender’s influence on these issues.
The event is sponsored by WSU’s College of Social & Behavioral Science, as well as the university’s Department of History, and is part of the History Lecture Series. For more information call (801) 626-6706.
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