CSU, Chico News

LA’s Frontier Violence Is Subject of CSU, Chico’s Oct. 10 Cowden Lecture

Date: 10-05-2016

Robert Tinkler
Department of History
530-898-6054 / rtinkler@csuchico.edu

John Mack Faragher, the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, will deliver the 16th annual Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zingg Recital Hall on the CSU, Chico campus. Faragher’s talk is based on his most recent book, “Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles.”

“John Mack Faragher is perhaps the leading historian of the American West today,” said Michael Magliari, professor of history for CSU, Chico, adding that “Faragher's deeply researched and beautifully written books are considered classics in the field.”

Magliari also noted, “‘Eternity Street’ provides a riveting account of frontier Los Angeles that will take a prominent place among the very best studies of violence and gun culture in the American West. Faragher's Los Angeles makes Dodge City and Tombstone look like Disneyland!”

The lecture is free and open to the public and reception immediately follows.

The Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture honors the memory of a longtime CSU, Chico faculty member and History Department chair. A specialist in the antebellum and Civil War history of the United States, Cowden was known for her dedication to advancing the life of the mind and her high quality teaching. Shortly before her death in 2001, her book, “Heaven Will Frown on Such A Cause as This: Six Democrats Who Opposed Lincoln’s War,” was published.