Lowell Lecture

Lowell Lecture with Daniel Immerwahr: How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States

Date & Time

Oct. 26, 2020 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
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Daniel Immerwahr (pronounced IM-mer-var) is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University, where he teaches global history and U.S. foreign relations. His first book, Thinking Small (Harvard 2015), a history of U.S. grassroots antipoverty strategies, won the Organization of American Historians' Merle Curti Award for best work of U.S. intellectual history. His second, How to Hide an Empire, a retelling of U.S. history with the overseas parts of the country included in the story, is a national bestseller.

Part of the Boston Public Library’s mission is to support lifelong learning, education and civic engagement that is “Free to All” including programs that bring figures and experts of note into conversation and dialogue. Arc of History: Contested Perspectives is a mini-series informed by historical moments and movements, recent and long past. The series is presented virtually in conjunction with the Lowell Institute and is produced and archived by the WGBH Forum network. For more information, please visit https://forum-network.org/series/history-talks-boston-public-library/.

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library


Current Affairs History Humanities Politics


Programs Department (programs@bpl.org, )

Join the Boston Public Library and the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library in partnership with the WGBH Forum Network for an online Lowell Lecture with Daniel Immerwahr, author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States. BPL President David Leonard will moderate this program, which is part of our "Arc of History: Contested Perspectives" series. We invite people who are interested in attending to visit the Event URL for upcoming registration information.