March 2022

H.W. Brands

University of Texas

Appearing Courtesy of Karen Zittleman & David Sadker

Henry W. Brands is a New York Times best-selling historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds a senior chair in the history department. 

He has authored more than 30 books about topics in American history, like the presidency and the western frontier. He has also written articles for major newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. He appears on national radio and television programs. His writings have been translated into multiple languages including German, Russian and Chinese. 

Brands' latest work is "The Zealot and the Emancipator," which narrates the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln.


Scheduled events:
Prophets and Statesmen
Historians H.W. Brands and Peter Cozzens discuss the lives of John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa and how they altered the trajectory of American history.

Desert Diamond Casinos Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Watch broadcast

Panelists: H.W. Brands, Peter Cozzens
Moderator: S.C. Gwynne
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!
Show sponsors