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Pacifists Making Guns: A British Family in 18th-century Britain: Lecture by Prof. Priya Satia

Priya Satia is Associate Professor of Modern British History at Stanford. She is currently finishing her second book, Empire of Guns: The British State, the Industrial Revolution, and the Conscience of a Quaker Gun-Manufacturer. This book uses the gun industry as a window onto the relationship between wars of imperial conquest and the industrial revolution, focusing on the ethical dilemmas faced by the Galton family, Quakers who owned Britain’s largest gun-making firm. Quakers have traditionally been pacifists, opposed to all wars.Prof. Satia’s first book, Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East, won the 2009 AHA-Herbert Baxter Adams Book Prize, the 2009 American Historical Aassociation-Pacific Coast Branch Book Award, and the 2010 Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Book Prize.

Details

When:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016. 07:30 PM

Where:

Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113

Sponsor:

Department of Religious Studies

Contact:

723-3322
lionda@stanford.edu

Admission:

Free & open to the public
A lecture series, offered in conjunction with RELIGST 29 and RELIGST 119