For immediate release
What: Making of Modern America Day with Dr. Daniel Immerwahr
When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dr. Immerwahr talk: 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave., St. Paul
Price: Free author talk; all other activities requires $6-12 site admission
MEDIA ALERT: Dr. Daniel Immerwahr, Author of “How to Hide an Empire," Offers Free Talk at Historic Fort Snelling's Making of Modern America Day Aug. 17
On Saturday, Aug. 17, during Making of Modern America Day, Historic Fort Snelling visitors can discover how pivotal the turn of the 20th century was in shaping the United States we know today. Many of today’s ongoing debates—about immigration, foreign policy, populism and more—connect back to the tumultuous decades around 1900.
In addition to a full day of historic activities from the era, like music, games and military drills, Dr. Daniel Immerwahr, professor of history at Northwestern University, will present a free talk at 1 p.m. on his new book, “How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States.”
Called “a provocative and absorbing history of the United States” that “shines a light on America’s expansionist side” by The New York Times, “How to Hide an Empire” explores stories of the United States’ overseas possessions, including the annexation of territories, like the Philippines, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Media are invited to enjoy programming in the historic fort and attend Dr. Immerwahr’s talk from 1-2:30 p.m. in the visitor center. Time for media interviews with Dr. Immerwahr is available from 3-4:30 p.m.
Making of Modern America Day is part of MNHS’s ongoing efforts to expand the stories told at this historic site in connection with the Historic Fort Snelling revitalization project.
Dr. Immerwahr's talk is generously supported by the Alonzo Huntington Pickle Endowment.