The Legacy of John Wesley Powell, Water Master of the West

May 9, 2015

The California drought is forefront on many minds today. Professor David Kennedy explores the history of water consumption, focusing on the west, over the past few centuries.

Professor Kennedy has long taught both undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from the 20th-century history of the United States to the comparative development of democracy in Europe and America. His research is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history. His book Freedom From Fear was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club and winner of the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman Prizes. In 1988, Professor Kennedy received the Richard W. Lyman Award for exceptional volunteer service to alumni.

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