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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Dangerous Ground with John Suval

January 31, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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John Suval will discuss his new book from Oxford University Press, Dangerous Ground: Squatters, Statesmen, and the Antebellum Rupture of American Democracy. The book underscores how Jacksonian Democrats’ dangerous flirtation with squatters faced pushback at every turn, from the armed resistance of Mexico, the Seminoles, and Sacs, to the deft political maneuvers of the Cherokees and Potawatomis, to the resilience and creativity of Frank and Lucy McWorter, an enslaved couple who secured their freedom and founded a frontier town.

In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast. 

Tuesday  |  2022 at noon


PRESENTER BIO: John Suval is a historian of the 19th-century U.S., specializing in Jacksonian political culture and the American West. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

FEATURED BOOK: Dangerous Ground: Squatters, Statesmen, and the Antebellum Rupture of American Democracy

Lunch With Books Livestream starts at noon on Facebook and YouTube.

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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!

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