Social Science/History

Keating to discuss new book on Milt Rosenberg’s radio program

Sep 17, 2012

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College’s Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will be the featured guest on Milt Rosenberg’s “Extension 720” show on WGN Radio from 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Keating will be discussing her new book, “Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago,” published by the University of Chicago Press and released Aug. 15 to coincide with the bicentennial of the Battle of Fort Dearborn. She recounts the Battle of Fort Dearborn while situating it within the context of several wider histories that span the decades between the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, in which Native Americans gave up a square mile at the mouth of the Chicago River, and the 1833 Treaty of Chicago.

Rosenberg is host of WGN Radio’s “Extension 720,” a two-hour discussion show with one hour reserved for call-ins. The program airs Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to midnight, and deals with topics ranging from politics to financial investment to entertainment to religion to foreign policy to literature and more.

Keating is coeditor of “The Encyclopedia of Chicago” and author of several books, including “Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age” and “Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide.” She also is coauthor of “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.”

Keating has been a member of North Central’s faculty since 1991. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.