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Paul Ortiz Book talk

06/21/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us as we welcome Paul Ortiz to talk about his recent book An African American and Latinx History of the United States. An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights, this book is a revolutionary, politically-charged narrative history arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms American history into the story of the working class organizing against imperialism.

Paul Ortiz is an associate professor of history and the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. He is the author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 and coeditor of the oral history Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.


Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
An African American and Latinx History of the United States (ReVisioning American History #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807013106
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Published: Beacon Press - January 30th, 2018

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ISBN: 9780807013908
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Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2018