Originally published in Compass, July 31, 2014
Pulitzer Prize winning historian to speak in Castine
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor will deliver the sixth annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture in Castine on Tuesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. in the Delano Auditorium on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy. His appearance is in connection with the Castine Historical Society’s summer exhibition highlighting the town’s occupation by the British during the War of 1812. Taylor will be discussing his book The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies.
Taylor’s first Pulitzer Prize was received for his book William Cooper’s Town, a study of the origins and development of Cooperstown, NY. His second was awarded this year for his book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1771-1832. He has been appointed to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Chair in the Department of History at the University of Virginia.
A native of Maine, Taylor received his undergraduate degree from Colby College in Waterville in 1977 and his doctorate in American History from Brandeis University in 1986.
For more information, including up-to-date schedules of events and exhibit hours, visit castinehistoricalsociety.org or call 326-4118.