Book Talk with Ben Madley on An American Genocide – October 4

An American Genocide - book talk Oct. 4

Please join us for an engaging talk by Professor Benjamin Madley, who will be visiting UC Berkeley to speak about his new book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 (Yale University Press, 2016).

Date: Tuesday, October 4
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Place: Morrison Library
UC Berkeley

This book takes readers into pre-contact California and through a Gold Rush which stirred white vigilante violence. Over the course of three decades in the 1800s, 80% of California Indians were slaughtered—over 120,000 people—with the complicity of state and federal government. As the US Army responded to local government and vigilante action, state and federal governments spent over $1,700,000 on campaigns against California Indians. Madley asks what makes a genocide, taking us through historical methods that can be used to explore other genocides in America and beyond.

Join us for this engaging and important presentation from Professor Madley. Copies of his book will be on sale at the event. The talk is sponsored by the UC Berkeley Library and the Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event.
The event sponsor is Celia Emmelhainz (510)642-5339

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Celia Emmelhainz and Melissa Stoner