Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: "Huey P. Long and Southern Socialism," by Ali Nabours, McNeese State University (Agency and Action: Chapters in Socialist and Collectivist History Series)

Mon, October 21, 2019 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This paper builds on Nabours’ dissertation. It argues that Huey Long used sources of authority associated with Southern conservatism to advocate for an inherently socialistic program.

Dr. Ali Nabours is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina and her master’s from the University of South Carolina, where she studied food history and the relationship between individuals and the federal government. She earned her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in August 2019. Her dissertation, “The Jeffersonian Huey Long: The Rise of Southern Socialism,” supervised by Nancy Isenberg, argues that Huey P. Long was the product and culmination of a Southern leftist tradition. She is currently working on multiple articles. She is an Instructor at McNeese State University.

B. Alex Beasley
Assistant Professor of American Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to by Oct. 18, at 10am, to sign-up to attend. Light lunch provided to all who RSVP. The Institute for Historical Studies is committed to sustainable practices and minimizing waste. To that end, we ask that you inform us in your RSVP if you will not require lunch.  In addition, we have eliminated all bottled water and encourage attendees to bring their own reusable canteens to fill at our first-floor bottle-refilling station.

The event is part of the Institute's 2019-2020 series on "Agency and Action: Chapters in Socialist and Collectivist History."

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History, and the Department of American Studies

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