“Frederick Douglass’ Irish sojourn: A bracing look at his encounters with poverty and prejudice across the Atlantic”
Joan Walsh reviews Giant’s Causeway in Salon

“The list of things President Harry S. Truman, presidential architect Karl Rove and alt-rock band They Might Be Giants have in common is probably a short one. But all three agree on one thing: James K. Polk . . . .” John Bicknell reviews Met His Every Goal: James K. Polk and the Legends of Manifest Destiny for Roll Call .

January 16, 2015
“Giant’s Causeway” lecture and book signing, 6:45 p.m. at Glasnevin Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland.

February 18, 2015
“Giant’s Causeway” lecture and book signing, 8:00 p.m. at Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305.

November 2014
I wish to extend my deepest gratitude to Ms. Barbara Jones, Consul General in New York for the Republic of Ireland and the consulate’s entire staff for the splendid launch event they hosted for Giant’s Causeway. It was a splendid evening and, as if anyone needed reminding, it’s hard to beat Irish hospitality!

November 15, 2014
1:30 pm
Please join us at the Southern Historical Association conference in Atlanta to meet Tom Chaffin, author of Giant’s Causeway: Frederick Douglass’s Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary, the first major narrative of Douglass’s transformative 1845-47 British Isles lecture tour. Tom will be greeting SHA participants and signing books on Sat. Nov. 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 at the University of Virginia Press book exhibit, at booth #526 in the Galleria exhibit hall of the Hilton Atlanta Hotel.

November 17, 2014
Giant’s Causeway: Frederick Douglass’s Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary
Lecture/Book Signing
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30307