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Louisiana Tech brings in visiting professor to commemorate Women’s History Month

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Louisiana Tech University’s history department will sponsor a talk, “‘Not One Cent for Religion’?: The Great Depression and the New Deal in the Deep South,” by Dr. Alison Collis Greene, assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University.

Alison Collis Greene

The talk will take place at the Lincoln Parish Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30. It is free and open to the public.

An expert in the history of American religion, Greene, who received her doctorate from Yale University in 2010, is the author of the acclaimed book, “No Depression in Heaven: The Great, Depression, the New Deal and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta,” published by Oxford University Press in 2016.  She is currently at work on a new book, tentatively titled “God’s Green Earth: Religion, Race and the Land since the Gilded Age,” which “focuses on the racial and religious underpinnings of debates about the relationship between people and the land in the modern United States.”

Greene has published several articles on religion and the American South, and has won awards for teaching and writing.

Greene’s talk is jointly sponsored by the Louisiana Tech history department, Lincoln Parish Library and the Lambda-Rho chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, with the support of the McGinty Trust.

For additional information, contact Dr. David M. Anderson, an associate professor of history and coordinator of Women’s History Month events at Louisiana Tech, at 318-257-3427 or by email at history@latech.edu.

Written by Judith Roberts – jroberts@latech.edu