Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Joanne B. Freeman

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Series tickets $90 – $300 ($80 – $270 for OHS members) / Individual tickets $30 – $80 ($25 – $75 for OHS members)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, TeachersLocation: Portland

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Joanne B. Freeman, a professor of history and American studies at Yale University, is a leading expert on early American politics and culture. The author of the award-winning Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic, and editor of Alexander Hamilton: Writings and The Essential Hamilton, readers know Freeman best for her expertise in dirty, nasty politics.

Her most recent book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War—a New York Times notable book of 2018 and a finalist for the Lincoln Prize—explores the impact and legacies of physical violence in the U.S. Congress in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

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This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible


The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Long committed to public-minded history, she has been a historical advisor for writers, documentary filmmakers, the National Park Service, and a playwright; Lin-Manuel Miranda used her work in writing Broadway’s Hamilton. She was also the historical advisor for the immersive exhibit on Hamilton and his world that opened in Chicago in April 2019, produced by the play’s creators.

A co-host of the popular American history podcast BackStory, she is a frequent commentator on PBS, NPR, CNN, the BBC, and MSNBC. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, theWall Street Journal, and Atlantic Magazine, among other publications. The winner of multiple teaching awards at Yale, her online course, The American Revolutionhas been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people in homes and classrooms around the world.

 

About the Series

For over 20 years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, bringing together the nation’s top scholars and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history.

Series tickets on sale now!
Individual tickets will be available January 2, 2020.

MEMBERS: If you have not received an email containing details on how to access members-only pricing, please contact us at communications@ohs.org or 503.222.1741.

 

2020 Series Speakers

Joanne B. Freeman. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Joanne B. Freeman


The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Joanne B. Freeman is an expert on early American politics. Her newest book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, explores the impact and legacies of physical violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the Civil War.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, host of Finding Your Roots, and author of Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow.

Erika Lee

Erika Lee


America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

One of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, Erika Lee is the author of four notable books, including America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States and The Making of Asian America.

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas


First: Sandra Day O’Connor

Evan Thomas is the author of ten books including New York Times bestsellers Being Nixon, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, and First: Sandra Day O’Connor. For 33 years, Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor at TIME and Newsweek.

All lectures begin at 7pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tickets and Pricing

Series tickets on sale now!

Individual tickets will be available January 2, 2020.

MEMBERS: If you have not received an email containing details on how to access members-only pricing, please contact us at communications@ohs.org or 503.222.1741.

Level

Series

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Series

Individual
Lecture

Member
Individual
Lecture

Patron
includes access to exclusive post-lecture receptions with speakers

$300

$270

$80

$75

Reserved

$175

$150

$50

$45

General Admission

$90

$80

$30

$25

Tickets can be purchased online at portland5.com, by phone at 800.273.1530, and in person at the Keller Auditorium Box Office and all TicketsWest locations.

Due to flooding, the Portland’5 Box Office on Broadway is currently closed for walk-up ticket orders. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Keller Auditorium Box Office, located at 222 SW Clay (on the corner of 3rd and Clay in downtown Portland). We apologize for the inconvenience!

Arts for All Tickets: Show your Oregon Trail Card in person at the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase $5 tickets to individual lectures in the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! (PDF)

Interested in sponsoring 2020 Hatfield Lecture Series? Contact Ali Griffin at ali.griffin@ohs.org or 503-306-5258.

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  • Mort & Mary Lang Bishop
  • Raymond & Mary Hull Caballero
  • Devil's Food Catering
  • Kathy Eaton
  • Fred & Patricia Granum
  • Irv & Gail Handelman
  • John & Sara Hortenstine
  • J & S Bishop Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Elizabeth M. King & Rick Brandeburg
  • Marianne W. King
  • Eric & Hollie Lindauer
  • Gil & Peggy Miller
  • Kathy Moyd
  • Joy Dress-Neitling
  • Rebecca Hill & John Parks
  • Sarah & Richard Munro
  • Tom & Chris Neilsen
  • Perkins Coie
  • Charles & Ruth Poindexter
  • Lynn & Steve Pratt
  • Dana Rasmussen
  • Jeannie & Leonard Santos
  • Dori Schnitzer & Mark Brown
  • Kay Stepp & Garry Bullard
  • Bob & Barre Stoll
  • Carole Ann White
  • David & Catherine Willmott
  • Bryan & Maureen Wolf