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November 08, 2013

MISSOULA – Thomas Andrews, winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize for his book “Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War,” will present the 2013 H.D. Hampton Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the University of Montana.

Andrews, an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado, will present “Toward an Animals’ History of the United States” at 7 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. Sponsored by the UM Department of History, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Andrews is widely recognized for his cutting-edge scholarship. He said animals have been our constant companions and ceaseless victims. They have shared our germs, sustained our metabolisms, populated our nightmares and dreams, and powered our economies.

Animals also have served as the indispensable others used by philosophers and moralists to define humankind. Come learn more about how nonhuman creatures helped people to make U.S. history.



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Contact: Jeff Wiltse, UM history associate professor, 406-243-2987,