Author Talk, Reception and Book Signing with Dr. Daniel B. Thorp
Venue: Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Art Center, Christiansburg
Organizations: Daniel Thorp
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Art Center presents the Author Talk, Reception and Book Signing with Dr. Daniel B. Thorp on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Join us to hear Virginia Tech History Professor Dr. Daniel Thorp thoroughly researched narrative of the experiences of black Appalachians as they struggled to establish themselves in new roles.

In his newly released book, "Facing Freedom: An African American Community in Virginia from Reconstruction to Jim Crow", Dr. Thorp, relates the complex experience of an African American community in Montgomery County, Virginia as it negotiated a radically new world in the four decades following the Civil War.

Daniel Thorp was born in North Carolina, but spent the early years of his life in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. After high school, Thorp returned to North Carolina where he went on to graduate from Davidson College in 1976. During his college years he spent summers as a guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park, inspiring him to continue the study of history. He went on to complete graduate work in Colonial American history, ultimately earning both a Masters and a Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Daniel Thorp has been teaching at Virginia Tech since 1986, and is now an Associate Professor of History. He has also taught at East Carolina University and Sutherland University in England and spent six months as a Fulbright Scholar in Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of multiple books and a number of articles.


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