Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

March 11, 1996

Pulitzer Prize Winning Scholar Bernard Bailyn To Discuss "The Federalist" in Lecture Series That Examines Books That Influenced Western Thought

Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Adams University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, will discuss The Federalist at the Library of Congress on March 21.

The lecture is part of a series on works that "have mattered to Western citizenship, statecraft and public policy," sponsored by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library and funded by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Based in Milwaukee, the Bradley Foundation supports projects that help create a renewed and vigorous sense of citizenship among Americans.

The lecture by Dr. Bailyn will begin at 2 p.m. in the Northwest Pavilion of the Jefferson Building's Great Hall.

Dr. Bailyn, who has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 1949, is an authority on early American history, the American Revolution and the pre-industrial Anglo-American world. He has written more than 10 books and co-authored several others. His 1967 work, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, won both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes, and his 1986 book, Voyagers to the West, won several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Saloutos Award of the Immigration History Society.

Other works by him include The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century (1955); The Origins of American Politics (1967); The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson (1974), which was awarded the National Book Award in History in 1975; Faces of Revolution (1990); and On the Teaching and Writing of History (1994).

Dr Bailyn also co-authored The Great Republic (1977), a widely-used textbook in American history, and co-edited The Intellectual Migration, Europe and America, 1930-1960 (1969), Law In American History (1972), The Press and the American Revolution (1980) and Strangers within the Realm: Cultural Margins of the first British Empire (1991).

He is also the editor of Pamphlets of the American Revolution (1965), which received the Faculty Prize of Harvard University Press, and the two-volume Debate on the Constitution (1993).

The next lecture in the series will be on Karl von Clausewitz's On War, presented by Sir Michael Howard, professor emeritus, Yale University, on May 9 at 11 a.m. in the Madison Building.

The lectures are free and open to the public. The Madison Building is located at 101 Independence Ave. S.E.; the Jefferson Building is adjacent to the Madison, at 10 First St. S.E. Both buildings are close to the Capitol South station, Metrorail blue and orange lines.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the lectures. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations, contact the Disability Employment Program Office at (202) 707-9948 TYY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 96-37
ISSN 0731-3527

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