Historian Wilfred McClay to speak at Libertas Virtual Event May 3

The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy presents a Libertas Virtual Event with distinguished historian Wilfred McClay, at 4 p.m. on May 3, for a discussion of his new book, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.”

McClay, the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, is the author of numerous books on American history. He has also served as a member of the National Council on the Humanities and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

In “Land of Hope,” McClay offers an authoritative, readable, comprehensive study of America’s story that gives readers a balanced picture of America’s past. 

The book equips young readers for the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in American society, and provides them with a vivid and enduring sense of belonging to one of the greatest enterprises in human history: the United States of America.

It serves as a counter to the prevailing academic trend, which reflects the outlook of radical critics of American society who portray American history as one dark tale of never-ending oppression and hopelessness. 

Reservations are available for this event for the special, patriotic price of $17.76, and can be made on the Bartlett Center’s support page, here. This will be a Zoom webinar. Proceeds support the work of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. 

This is the final webinar in the Josiah Bartlett Center’s Libertas Virtual Event Series, sponsored by AT&T, Sig Sauer, and Bank of America.

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