April 1, 2020 6:00pm — 7:00pm


The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago before the Fire

Meet the Author:  Ann Durkin Keating

The Newberry Library
Ruggles Hall 60 W. Walton St. 

Free and open to the public; free tickets required

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

In The World of Juliette Kinzie, Ann Durkin Keating brings to life one of Chicago’s forgotten female founders: Juliette Kinzie. Keating traces the story of Kinzie, who defied gender expectations to become a prolific writer of Chicago history, including two book-length histories of the city, two novels, and an immense body of letters.

In this Meet the Author event, Keating will explain how her book offers a new perspective on Chicago’s past while providing a fitting tribute to one of the first women historians in the United States.

About the Speaker:

One of the foremost experts on nineteenth-century Chicago, Ann Durkin Keating is Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, a CCC member. She is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2004), a print and online project. In addition to a number of other books, she is the author of Rising Up From Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago (Chicago, 2012), which explores the foundation myths and early history of Chicago. Keating served as the first newsletter editor of the Urban History Association (from 1989 to 1997) and its president in 2002, and she is a co-convener of the Urban History Seminar at the Chicago History Museum.

Published through The University of Chicago Press, this book will be available for purchase following the program at a book signing by the author.

This event is cosponsored by The Newberry Library.

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