Author Benjamin Madley
will read from and discuss
An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe
Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook
UCLA Professor Benjamin Madley is an historian of Native America, the United States, and genocide in world history. His first book, An American Genocide, was published by Yale University Press.
Between 1846 and 1873, California’s Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Madley’s deep research of California Indians under United States rule has produced the first full account of their government-sanctioned genocide. This history provides important context to recent successes in protecting Native sacred and culturally significant sites, such as the Gregory Canyon Landfill. The prospect of more such battles looms, and it is ever more important that communities understand the historical relationship between California’s Native Americans and the U.S. government.
The professor’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. The evening concludes with book sales and signing, and An American Genocide will be available at a discounted price. The book has won the 2016 Heyday Books History Award and acclaim from multiple publications, including, The Nation, The Los Angeles Time, The New York Times and Kirkus Reviews.
There will be no open mic at this reading.
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