Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 10, 2013

Historian talking about American Revolution

Award-winning historian Dr. Eliga Gould will present a talk based on his recent book, “Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire,” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. at Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover.

Gould’s book has received several awards, including The Library Journal’s 2012 Best Book honor and the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic’s 2013 Best Book prize. It was also a finalist for the 2013 George Washington Book Prize.

Gould, who received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, is a professor and chairman of history at the University of New Hampshire at Durham, specializing in Colonial, Revolutionary and Early Atlantic History. His first book, “The Persistence of Empire,” won the 2000 Jamestown Prize from the Omohundro Institute in Virginia.

The talk is sponsored by the American College of History and Legal Studies (, and hosted by Massachusetts School of Law. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of Gould’s book will be available for sale and signing. Seating is limited and reservations are requested by Oct. 11 by contacting Dr. Jessica Parr, ACHLS professor and chairwoman of history, at or 603-458-5145, ext. 10.

The American College of History and Legal Studies was created by Massachusetts School of Law as an affordable “completion” college offering the junior and senior years of undergraduate study toward a bachelor’s degree in history and legal studies. It also offers an Early Admission To Law School program in conjunction with the law school. To learn more or schedule a visit, go to, email or call 603-458-5145.

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