Assoc. Dean Oliver presents Heinz History Center public program on May 24

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Associate Dean Wes Oliver joins Elaine Frantz, professor of history at Kent State University, in presenting a special program at the Heinz History Center on May 24, 2018.  A Crisis of Criminality and Policing offers an in-depth look at crime (organized and otherwise), law enforcement, corruption, and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in Prohibition-era America. Through a discussion of their scholarly work on subjects ranging from violence to the establishment of longstanding police procedure, Oliver and Frantz will explore how decisions surrounding crime and law enforcement in 1920s America continue to have an impact today. Their discussion will be moderated by History Center senior curator and American Spirits exhibit lead Leslie Przybylek.

Prior to the program, attendees will receive after-hours access to the American Spirits exhibit from 6 – 7 p.m. 

Following the conclusion of the 7-8:15 p.m. speaking program, Oliver will sign copies of his book, The Prohibition Era and Policing: A Legacy of Misregulation, and Frantz will sign copies of her books, Manhood Lost: Fallen Drunkards and Redeeming Women in the Nineteenth-Century United States and Ku Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction. All three publications will be available for purchase. 

Tickets are $10 and space is limited. Advance registration is suggested, but not required. History Center members receive 20% off admission.   


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Photo of Wesley M. Oliver, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Wesley M. Oliver, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, and Professor of Law