Recordings of Previous State Library Author Talks

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On Juneteenth

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June 20, 2022

Annette Gordon-Reed

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In partnership with Boston Public LibraryAmerican Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, and                                                                                                             GBH Forum Network

 

Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future

Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age

For the People, Against the Tide: A Democratic Woman's Ten Years in the Massachusetts Legislature

Asian American Histories of the United States -- A Black Women's History of the United States -- An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

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March 29, 2022

ReVisioning History Author Panel

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Kali Nicole Gross, and Kyle T. Mays

Moderated by Beacon Press editor and publisher Gayatri Patnaik

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In partnership with the Boston Public Library

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

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February 28, 2022

Jerald Walker

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Co-sponsored by the Ashland Public Library, Public Library of BrooklineTewksbury Public LibraryWaltham Public Library, and                                                                                                         Watertown Free Public Library

Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front

Finding Sanctuary: An Artist Explores the Nature of Mass Audubon

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November 22, 2021

Barry Van Dusen

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Massachusetts Must Read Authors Series

Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics

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October 19, 2021

Mae Ngai

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In partnership with Boston Public Library.  American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston Book Festival and                                                                                                                              GBH Forum Network

 

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

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September 22, 2021

Isabel Wilkerson

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Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Massachusetts libraries. 

A "National Book Festival Near You" event: a watch party featuring a video with Isabel Wilkerson followed by a community conversation led by former State Representative Byron Rushing and Salem State Professor Roopika Risam.

Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training

Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights

Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy

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May  25, 2021

Skip Finley

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In partnership with Boston Public Library, American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, and                                                                                                               Museum of African American History

Terror to the Wicked: America's First Trial by Jury That Ended a War and Helped to Form a Nation

The World of Plymouth Plantation

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Kamala's Way: An American Life

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February 2, 2021

Dan Morain

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In partnership with the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Libraries Working Toward Social Justice

A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War

Eleanor: A Life

Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice

Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love

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August 25, 2020

E. Dolores Johnson

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In partnership with American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, Museum of African American History, Boston Public Library,                                                                                                  and GBH Forum Network 

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