Professor Roberta Berry would personally like to invite you to this event.
Professor Woody Holton of the University of Richmond will speak at a very
informal seminar Thursday, September 11, 5-6 p.m., in 303 DM Smith.
The topic of his talk will be “Abigail Adams, Entrepreneur,” which comes
from his forthcoming biography of Abigail Adams and, as the title suggests,
looks at the implications of her economic activity as a politically
prominent woman in the Revolutionary era.Woody Holton is the author of two recent and very well-received books,
Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American
Revolution in Virginia (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for
the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1999) and
Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (Hill and Wang, 2007),
the latter a finalist for the National Book Award.
I invite all faculty members, grad students, and undergrads to attend. I
think you’ll find Woody Holton to be a smart and lively scholar, well worth
the wait for a late-afternoon session.