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2018-19 One Book selection announced

“The Handmaid's Tale,” a book set in a dystopian future in which the U.S. government has been overthrown by an authoritarian regime that uses fertile women as handmaids to bear children for the ruling class, is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2018-19 academic year. The author of “The Handmaid's Tale,” Maragret Atwood, will deliver a keynote address Oct. 30 at Northwestern on both campuses. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year.


Gerry Cadava, Faculty Chair

A Note from Gerry Cadava, One Book One Northwestern Faculty Chair

It’s early May and we’re still not done with this year’s One Book programming! On May 10, Benjamin Irvin visited Northwestern to give a talk entitled, “Declarations of Dependence: Impaired Veterans and Disability Pensions after the Revolutionary War.” Irvin is an Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, and also serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of American History, the flagship scholarly journal in the field of U.S. History.