Author Howard Jones to speak at Coastal
Jones, who holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, is university research professor in the Department of History at the University of Alabama, where he has taught since 1974. He is a recipient of both the John F. Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award for teaching and research and the Frederick Moody Blackmon - Sarah McCorkle Moody Award for bringing recognition to the university.
Jones is the author of numerous books, including To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty: A Study in Anglo-American Relations, 1783-1843 (1977) - which received the Phi Alpha Theta Book Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; and (with Donald Rakestraw) Prologue to Manifest Destiny: Anglo-American Relations in the 1840s (1997), named by Choice as one of the "outstanding academic books" of 1997. He recently published two books: Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War and Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations. He is writing a book on John F. Kennedy and Vietnam.
Mutiny on the Amistad was the basis of Steven Spielberg's motion picture Amistad.
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