2016 Archives

Historian presents sneak peak of forthcoming book on the mixed-race history of the American West

February 23, 2016

Anne Hyde
Anne Hyde
DALLAS (SMU)Anne Hyde, senior fellow in SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, will preview content from her book in progress, tentatively titled, In Plain Sight: A Half-Breed History of the American West, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in McCord Auditorium in SMU’s Dallas Hall. The lecture will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception.

Using family stories from the American West, Hyde will describe the long hidden world of mixed blood people. In fur trade forts, military cantonments and Indian towns, the frontier West was filled with mixed blood children. Their stories help understand the surprising history of indigenous and white Americans in the nineteenth century.

This lecture is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. Please call 214-768-3684 or register online at http://bit.ly/1oJOkCi


At a Glance

  What: Clements Center Senior Fellow Anne Hyde will lecture on her book in progress, tentatively titled, In Plain Sight: A Half-Breed History of the American West. 
  When: Feb. 25, 2016
     Reception at 5:30 p.m.
     Lecture at 6 p.m
  Where: McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall 
  Who: Anne Hyde is a historian specializing in the nineteenth-century North American West.  After spending an academic year at the Clements Center, Anne will move to the University of Oklahoma to serve as professor and editor of the Western Historical Quarterly.  Prior to her move, Hyde was the William R. Hochman Professor History at Colorado College.  
She is the author of several prizewinning books: An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture, 1820-1920 (New York University Press, 1991); The West in the History of the Nation (Bedford Books, 2001); and Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860 (University of Nebraska, 2012), which won the 2012 Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer.
  Sponsor: The Clements Center for Southwest Studies 
  More Info: The Clements Center at 214-768-3684 



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