Lance Banning: longtime Univ. Kentucky history professor diesHistorians in the News
Banning died yesterday at U-K Hospital in Lexington. He was 64.
Banning was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his book "The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic." He also wrote a book about the conflict between the early political parties.
U-K history department chairman Dan Smith says Banning was a dedicated teacher. Banning had taught history at U-K since 1973.
Funeral services will be at seven p-m (eastern time) Friday at W-R Milward Mortuary - Southland.
comments powered by Disqus
Herbert Barger - 2/4/2006
Dr. Banning knew Thomas Jefferson's legacy well and volunteered his vast knowledge to be a member of the Jefferson-Hemings Scholars Commission, a blue ribbon panel of thirteen distinguished scholars, to study the false claims that Jefferson fathered a slave child. That report determined that there is no proof of a this.
I wish to thank Dr. Banning for his efforts to bring the truth of the DNA Study to the public.
Board Member, Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society (www.tjheritage.org)
Jefferson Family Historian
- Historian Antony Beevor: ‘Violence and fear become a drug in wars’
- Historian David Potter corrects the Dutch prime minister
- At Brandis the Afro-American studies faculty is siding with student protesters
- NYT's Notable Books of 2015: These are the history books that made the cut
- Petition signed by 44,000 to add more female thinkers to the Politics A Level syllabus in the UK