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Author Howard Jones to speak at Coastal

October 31, 2001

Howard Jones, author of Mutiny on the Amistad, will discuss his book during a public lecture at Coastal Carolina University on Monday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. in Wall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and is being held in conjunction with the Amistad visit to Georgetown.

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.

For more information, call 349-2015.