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Howard-Crawford Lecture

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Dr. James E. McWilliams, Professor of History at Texas State University-San Marcos, will be giving a talk entitled “An Alternative to the Alternatives: Why Current Approaches to Sustainable Animal Agriculture Fail” on Thursday 22 March at 4 p.m. in the Mood Atrium.

Dr. James E. McWilliams, Professor of History at Texas State University-San Marcos, will be giving a talk on locovorism and sustainable agriculture on Thursday 22 March at 4 p.m. in the Mood Atrium. Dr. McWilliams specializes in colonial American history, with particular emphasis on environmental history. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is the author of A Revolution in Eating (Columbia UP, 2005); Building the Bay Colony: Local Economy and Culture in Early Massachusetts (Virginia UP, 2007); American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT (Columbia UP, 2008); and Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Eat Responsibly (Little Brown, 2009).  He has also contributed frequently to The New York Times, Slate, and The Atlantic. He will be offering a talk entitled “An Alternative to the Alternatives: Why Current Approaches to Sustainable Animal Agriculture Fail.”

 

Dr. McWilliams’s visit is sponsored by the English Department’s Howard-Crawford Fund.