Shepherd common reading program to host conference Nov 9 | Newspaper


SHEPHERDSTOWN – The author of this year’s Common Reading at Shepherd University, “Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom”, will be giving a talk Tuesday at 7 pm at the Frank Center Theater. The event, which is sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation, is free and open to the public.

Clinton is Denman Professor of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio and past president of the Southern Historical Association. She specializes in American history, with an emphasis on Southern history, the American Civil War, American women, and African American history.

Clinton has written for the History Channel and has written and edited over 25 books to date. She is the editor of the “History in the Headlines” and “Viewpoints on American Culture” series. Clinton sits on the science advisory board for Ford’s Theater and Lincoln Cottage, as well as the Civil War Times and Civil War History journals.

In 2016, Clinton received a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which funded her research into how mental illness was diagnosed and treated for Union soldiers during the Civil War.

“Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom” was selected as one of the best non-fiction books of the year in 2004 by the Chicago Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor.

Those who attend campus events in person will be required to follow Shepherd’s current COVID-19 policies. Before attending this event or any other on campus, visit our COVID-19 information page for current policies.


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