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bookjacket for The Politics of Truth: Selected Writings of C. Wright Mills

John Summers gives talk on C. Wright Mills
November 12, 2008

Event: Free public lecture by John Summers, visiting scholar at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. Talk coincides with the opening of the C. Wright Mills Papers at the Center for American History. Summers will bring his insights to the ground-breaking work of C. Wright Mills, one of the twentieth century’s preeminent sociologists and intellectuals.

When: 4 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where: Burdine Hall 436-A. A map of the campus is available online.

Background: The Center for American History and the Department of American Studies are the event cosponsors. Through stewardship, scholarship, and outreach, the Center for American History increases knowledge and fosters exploration of our nation’s past. The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the myriad historical and contemporary cultures of the United States, in both domestic and transnational settings.

Contact: Erin Purdy, Center for American History, 512-495-4692,