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Shepherd's Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series sponsors history professor Robert Parkinson on March 5

ISSUED: 15 February 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd's Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series sponsors history professor Robert Parkinson on March 5)

Shepherdstown, WV--As part of its free lecture series, the Scarborough Society of Shepherd University will sponsor a program featuring Shepherd's faculty member Dr. Robert Parkinson on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Scarborough Library reading room. Parkinson will discuss his new book "The Common Cause: Race, Nation, and the Consequences of Unity in the American Revolution." A reception will follow the lecture. The program and reception are free and open to the public.

Parkinson is a tenured associate professor of history at Shepherd and the first recipient of the Ray and Madeline Johnston Endowed Chair in American History. The author of a number of scholarly essays and articles about the Revolution and the Founding Fathers, Parkinson now studies the racial differences that emerged from the Revolution and the way war and politics played a role in that emergence in "The Common Cause: Race, Nation, and the Consequences of Unity in the American Revolution." The manuscript is Parkinson's first and was published by the North Carolina Press, whose books have won five Bancroft Prizes, as well as a Pulitzer Prize.

The Scarborough Society is a friends of the library organization established in 2002 by the Shepherd University Foundation. Annual membership dues help support library acquisitions, technology, and programs. Membership is open to all interested supporters of the Scarborough Library.

For more information about the lecture series or the Scarborough Society, contact the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5397 or visit www.shepherd.edu/fndtn/scarborough_society.

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