UND historian to lead public presenation on Teddy Roosevelt May 9

The Department of History, on behalf of the North Dakota Humanities Council, invites all to a public lecture featuring D. Jerome Tweton at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A brief reception will follow

For Tweton, this presentation represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship dedicated to the study of modern U.S. history in general and to North Dakota, the west, and Theodore Roosevelt in particular. Tweton, a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor (emeritus) and the long-time chair of the History Department at UND, will be providing a detailed exploration of the side of Roosevelt usually ignored by biographers – “the dark side.” In effect, he will take his audience well beyond the official, sanitized view of this American icon, and place his life and career in a more complex and complete context; a context, moreover, which will be both understandable and delightful to a broad general audience.

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