Northwestern University

Nov
15
Wed 5:30 PM

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe - Benjamin Madley

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, #108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free; public welcome

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley uncovers the full extent of the slaughter. His deeply researched book, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History and other awards, narrates the chilling history of an American genocide.

Benjamin Madley is Associate Professor of History at UCLA. He is an historian of Native America, the United States, and colonialism in world history. His first book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873, was named a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, a 2016 Indian Country Today Hot List book, and a 2016 Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Title. True West Magazine named Madley the Best New Western Author of 2016. The book also received the Heyday Books History Award and the Commonwealth Club Gold Medal for Californiana.

Co-Presenters: The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research and Kaplan Humanities Institute

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