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LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS PRESENTS: History: Racism and Exclusion in the United States

The LA Times Festival of Books Presents:  History: Racism and Exclusion in the United States: a panel with Alice Baumgartner, Walter Johnson, and Martha S. Jones, in conversation with Anna-lisa Grace Cox

To attend this free virtual panel, part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, register here.

Books for the panel are available for purchase below. Orders for Alice L. Baumgartner's South to Freedeom, Walter Johnson's The Broken Heart of America, and Martha S. Jones's Vanguard will come with signed bookplates, while supplies last.

This panel brings together three L.A. Times Book Prize finalists in history for a discussion that connects America’s past treatment of women, and indigenous and enslaved people with the present, taking a look at the people and the policies that have brought us to where we are today. Anna-lisa Grace Cox leads the conversation.

Alice L. Baumgartner is assistant professor of history at the University of Southern California. She received an MPhil in history from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar, and a PhD in history from Yale University. Her 2020 book South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War is a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in history. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Walter Johnson is Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. A Missouri native and author of the critically acclaimed Soul by Soul, which won numerous prestigious awards, River of Dark Dreams, and The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States which is a finalist for an L.A. Times Book Prize in History.  He lives in Arlington, MA.

Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. She is a past co-president of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the oldest and largest association of women historians in the United States, and she sits on the executive board of the Society of American Historians. She is the author of Birthright Citizens, All Bound up Together, and the L.A Times Book Prize finalist in History, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.  She lives in Baltimore, MD.

Anna-Lisa Cox is an award-winning American historian who specializes in the history of racism in the 19th century, with a focus on the North. Her original research underpinned two  exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and her essays are featured in a number of publications including The Washington Post, The Smithsonian Magazine, and The New York Times. She is the author of the 2018 book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality. 

Event date: 
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 11:00am
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541617780
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Published: Basic Books - November 10th, 2020

The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780465064267
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Published: Basic Books - April 14th, 2020

Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674005396
Published: Harvard University Press - March 2nd, 2001

River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780674975385
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Published: Belknap Press - March 13th, 2017

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541618619
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Published: Basic Books - September 8th, 2020

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Studies in Legal History) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781316604724
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Published: Cambridge University Press - June 28th, 2018

All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900 Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780807858455
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 8th, 2007

The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398107
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 12th, 2018