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Collin College History Professor To Present On Yeomen, Sharecroppers And Socialists

November 18, 2009 - The Collin College Faculty Council invites the public to attend a free presentation from Dr. Kyle Wilkison, a Collin College history professor, who will discuss yeomen, sharecroppers and socialists, at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Central Park Campus Pikes Hall, 2200 W. University Drive, McKinney, Texas 75070.

Dr. Wilkison’s subject matter will come from his book, Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas, 1870-1914, for which he has won several awards, including the Texas Historical Commission’s T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award in 2008.

According to Dr. Wilkison, he will discuss how close rural farming people came to engaging in a radical critique of the capitalist system.  His presentation will explore how their culture both propelled them toward that critique but also held them back from class consciousness.

Dr. Wilkison, who received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, has been teaching at Collin College since 1987.

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