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W&L Presents Author Talk Featuring William Patch

William Patch, Washington and Lee University Kenan Professor of History, will give an author talk on May 2 at 5 p.m. in Leyburn Library in the Book Nook.

Patch will speak about his new book, “Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy, 1920-1980.” The talk is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided.

Patch is the author of many monographs and articles, including “Heinrich Brüning and the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic” (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

“Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy” illuminates the pivotal role played by the half million veterans of the Christian trade unions of the Weimar Republic, who sought with great success after 1945 to alleviate class conflict through welfare legislation and worker participation in management.

His talk is part of the Anne and Edgar Basse Jr. Author Talk Series and is presented by the University Library.