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10/23/2005

Lou Rawls gives his last performance when he performed the national anthem of the United States to start Game Two of the 2005 World Series in Chicago between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros. Chicago had home field advantage over the Astros and the two teams will never meet again in the World Series--Houston moved to the American League in 2013. It was Chicago's 3rd World Series Championship and their first in 88 years.

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“America, the World, and Champaign County:" A Conversation with Author and Professor Kristin Hoganson (via ZOOM)

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

  • 4 October 2021
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 10/7/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event

Kristin Hoganson, a University of Illinois history professor, will join will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation 2 p.m. Oct. 7. The event topic is “America, the World, and Champaign County.” Hoganson and Institute Director John Shaw will discuss Hoganson’s book The Heartland: An American HistoryThe Heartland explores the rural Midwest’s connection to and impact on world history, dispelling the myth of the isolated American Midwest. The book links the history of Illinois – especially Champaign County – to larger developments in the United States and the world, providing an unexpected perspective of Illinois history.

Hoganson came to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign more than 20 years ago after teaching at Harvard University and studying at Yale University. Her primary research interests include U.S. foreign relations history and the history of the U.S. empire in the 19th century. Her other books include Consumers’ Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920American Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century; and Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars.

This event is part of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Illinois Authors series, in which we meet the writers who bring the Prairie State to life.

If you would like to submit a question for Kristin Hoganson, email it to paulsimoninstitute@siu.edu or send us a DM.

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