Meet the Author: Dr. William B. Allen

  • Dates: February 29, 2024
  • Location: Abingdon Branch HCPL
  • Address: 2510 Tollgate Parkway, Abingdon, MD 21009
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free admission
Harford County Public Library hosts Dr. William B. Allen at a Meet the Author event on Thursday, February 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road in Abingdon.

The Meet the Author event will focus on Allen’s new book, an edited and translated edition of “Montesquieu’ ‘The Spirit of the Laws,’ A Critical Edition,” published February 6. The recently opened Royal Archives show that George III, before he ascended to the Crown, also translated “Spirit of the Laws.”

Allen will reflect upon the implications of King George’s translation on the American Revolution as well as compare it with his own translation. He will be joined in conversation by Harford County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Alex M. Allman, a former colleague on the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Allen, emeritus professor of political philosophy and dean of James Madison College at Michigan State University, served previously as chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He currently serves as chair of the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Advanced registration for the event is recommended by visiting