James Giesen on the “Boll Weevil Blues”

On October 2, James Giesen, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment in the South at Mississippi State University, will be speaking about his book, “Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South.” Professor Giesen’s book was recently awarded the 2012 Deep South Book Prize from the Summersell Center, and he will be formally awarded the prize prior to the lecture, which will take place at 4:00 pm in Gorgas Library Room 205.