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North Central College history professor featured in Daily Herald

Apr 28, 2022

Ann Keating shared her recent book to the Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

On April 9, the Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was honored to present Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, and her program "The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago Before the Fire."

Her subject for her latest published book, Juliette Kinzie (1806-1870), was one of Chicago's founding mothers. She was a historian, writer and author, and one of Chicago's most influential women.

Keating's program—which was featured in the Daily Herald—captivated members of Ansel Brainerd Cook. Her extensive sources for the book, including hundreds of personal letters written by Kinzie, offered an insight into the birth of Chicago. They were Kinzie's story in her own words. The Kinzie family helped develop Chicago, both socially and though civic involvements.

Click here to read more about Keating’s book and program in the Daily Herald.