Historian and University Press of Kentucky Author Dr. Joseph A. Fry will visit campus to deliver a lecture sponsored by UK Libraries and UPK. Fry will speak on “Place Matters: Domestic Regionalism, the American South, and the Vietnam War.” The lecture, to be held at 4 p.m. on March 7, 2016, in the Great Hall of Margaret I. King Library, is free and open to the public.
Fry is the author of The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie, published by UPK in 2015. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Fry's other books include Henry S. Sanford: Diplomacy and Business in Nineteenth Century America (1982), John Tyler Morgan and the Search for Southern Autonomy (1992), Dixie Looks Abroad: The South and U.S. Foreign Relations, 1789-1973 (2002), and Debating Vietnam: Fulbright, Stennis, and Their Senate Hearings (2006). He has published articles in Diplomatic History, the Pacific Historical Review, and various other journals and collections. He is the series editor for Biographies in American Foreign Policy published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. To date, 18 volumes have appeared. Fry's current research focuses on Lincoln, Seward, and U.S. foreign relations in the 1860s.