Center for Western Studies Hosts Reading, Book Signing

Event Details

Date: January 28, 2009

Times: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Western Studies, Augustana College campus

Ticket Info: The event is free and open to the public.

SIOUX FALLS – The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College is hosting a book talk and signing by Dr. Jeff Johnson, assistant professor of history at Augustana. His new book is entitled, “They Are All Red Out Here”: Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925, published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

The event takes place at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Center for Western Studies, 2121 S. Summit Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

The Oklahoma University Press writes about the book, “They Are All Red Out Here” employs recent approaches to labor history by restoring rank-and-file workers and party organizers as active participants in shaping local history. The book marks a major contribution to the ongoing debate over why socialism never grew deep roots in American soil and no longer thrives here. It is a work of political and labor history that uncovers alternative social and political visions in the American West.”

For more information contact the Center for Western Studies at 605.274.4007 or

Dr. Jeff Johnson will be appearing on Viewpoint University with Rick & Ruth on Tuesday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m. on KSOO Radio, 1140-AM.

Center for Western Studies
Augustana College
Phone: 605.274.4007