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American Liberalism and the Cold War: Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox

American Culture and Politics Talk with Bill Robbins

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monroe Mark Sweetland (1910-2006) was an Oregon politician that served in both houses of the Oregon Legislative Assembly starting in 1953 for a total of ten years.  His rich political experience included serving as the chief architect of the federal Bilingual Education Act of 1968.

William Robbins first joined the faculty at Oregon State University in 1971 where he has taught courses in the History of the American West and Environmental History.  He has authored and edited several books, including Nature's Northwest: The North Pacific Slope in the 29th Century (2011), (coauthored with former OSU student Katrine Barber); Oregon: This Storied Land (2006); Hard Times In Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon (2005); Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000 (2004); Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940 (1997); and Colony and Empire: The Capitalist Transformation of the American West (1994).

Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion