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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Catherine Forslund

Catherine ForslundCatherine Forslund is Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, a professor of history, and the chair of the history department at Rockford University, where she teaches U. S., Latin American, and Asian history and has worked extensively with local Teaching American History grant programs. Her publications include works in diplomatic and women's history such as We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II (2010), Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations (2002), and "Worth a Thousand Words: Editorial Cartoons of the Korean War" in the Journal of Conflict Studies (vol. 22, 2002). She contributed a chapter on Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt to A Companion to First Ladies (2016), part of the Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History series. Her research interests include Vietnam War–era and other editorial cartoons.



“We Are a College at War: American Women in World War II”

This lecture was presented at the Elmhurst Historical Museum in Elmhurst, Illinois. Recorded by the City of Elmhurst in cooperation with Comcast in October 2013.

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