Georgia historian to deliver talk at WCU

by Sep 18, 2012Happenings0 comments

CULLOWHEE – A historian and author from the University of Georgia who specializes in Native American history will visit Western Carolina University to deliver a public talk Thursday, Sept. 27.

Claudio Saunt will address the topic “Beyond the Revolution: North America in 1776” during his presentation set for 7 p.m. in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Saunt holds the positions of Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and associate director of the Institute of Native American Studies at the Georgia campus in Athens. A focus of his work is the indigenous peoples of the Southeast, and he is the author of two award-winning books.

Saunt’s talk at WCU will be based on his forthcoming book, “America in 1776,” which examines the history of eight communities outside the 13 Anglo-American colonies in the year of American independence.

WCU’s Department of History and Cherokee Studies Program are sponsoring the program. Info: Andrew Denson, associate professor of history, 828-227-3867 or