Historian plans lecture Wednesday night at UF

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 4:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 4:57 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood -- a two-time recipient of the Bancroft History Prize and the last scholar Matt Damon cites in his famous barroom scene in the movie "Good Will Hunting" - will speak on "The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War" Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Pugh Hall on the University of Florida campus.

Wood's talk will explore how the unresolved issues at the time of the American founding sowed the seeds for the bloodiest war in U.S. history.

The event will be moderated by Gainesville Sun executive editor Doug Ray - himself a recipient of a Pulitzer Prize. The John Locke Initiative, the UF History Department and the UF Humanities Center are sponsoring the event. Refreshments will be served.

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