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Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Food, the Environment and the History of America
Guests: Dr. David Henkin and Dr. Rebecca M. McLennan
Interlocutor: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw
 
Dr. David Henkin
Dr. David Henkin is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on culture and society in United States during the nineteenth century.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Yale University. His publications include City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York; The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America and Becoming America: A History for the 21st Century (with Rebecca McLennan).
 
 
 
 
Dr. Rebecca M. McLennan
Dr. Rebecca M. McLennan is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley where her research focuses on post-colonial North America with an emphasis on the legal, cultural, and economic history of the United States. Her graduate and undergraduate classes include the global history of food and agriculture since 1491; crime and punishment from colonial times to the present, and the legal history of colonization, conquest, and settlement.  She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and was on faculty at Harvard before joining U.C. Berkeley’s history department in 2004. Her publications include Becoming America: A History for the 21st Century (with David Henkin); The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776-1941, a prize-winning study of how the once-controversial institution of the cellular prison became the foundation of the modern criminal justice system; and Living Law in the Early Republic (in progress).
 
 
 

 

 

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