Mark your calendars! The YSU history program is proud to welcome Dr. Jonathan S. Jones to deliver the 2023 Distinguished Lecture in Nineteenth Century History on April 27, 2023. More details to come in the New Year!
Dr. Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the Virginia Military Institute. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters exploring the history of Civil War veterans’ struggles with addiction. His forthcoming manuscript, Opium Slavery: The Civil War, Veterans, and America’s First Opioid Crisis will appear in 2023 from the University of North Carolina Press. His lecture will be drawn from his second book project, tentatively titled “A Great American Fraud: The Civil War and the Development of Medical Capitalism.”