Just as white settlers displaced, divided and exploited many native groups in their expansion across the West, they conceptually and practically split up the West’s natural resources, said water and energy policy analyst Cynthia J. Truelove on Tuesday in the Amphitheater.
Although “westward expansion” conjures images of new land and the spreading of Christianity for many Americans, Tink Tinker views it as a euphemism for invasion and conquest.
W. Richard West holds even deeper connections to the American West than his surname suggests. Fluent in American history, culture, art and law — with an especial interest in the nation’s indigenous peoples — West is, in every sense of the term, a Renaissance man.
The Rev. Scotty McLennan outlined religious movement in the West and described its present state in his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Monday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Standing under a projection of John Gast’s 1872 painting, “American Progress,” University of Notre Dame historian Patrick Griffin sought to answer one “simple question” for the Amphitheater audience on Monday: what the West meant and means to America.
During 2013, the driest year in California’s recorded state history, water levels in rivers and reservoirs slipped beneath their record lows. Cynthia Truelove, however, said there’s a bright side to California’s severe drought.
John Wigger, professor and chair at the University of Missouri’s History Department, will examine the ways that at-the-time new 19th-century religious movements changed American society and culture.
When I received the invitation to participate in Chautauqua’s focus on the American West, I anticipated speaking about the demands that climate change has placed on local, regional, state and federal actors across the West to overcome barriers to the integrated management of water and energy.
The Rev. Scotty McLennan, the dean for religious life at Stanford University, will examine the role of religion in the American West, specifically in California, the state he’s lived in for the last 14 years. He will give his lecture, titled “Religious Pluralism in the Developing American West,” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Akhil Reed Amar thinks that Americans need to be cognizant of two constitutions. At his 4 p.m. lecture today in the Hall of Philosophy, he’ll explain just what he means by that.