Friday, May 15, 2020

Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the start of Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks, an online program in which American historians discuss their books with host William Roka, followed by a Q&A.  Programs will take place on Sundays at 2 p.m. ET on Zoom.

We missed Eric Foner on May 10, but the remaining authors for May are:
May 17 — Annette Gordon-Reed on her Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
May 24 — John M. Barry on The Great Influenza
May 31 — Richard Stengel on Information Wars

Future sessions include:
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
Elizabeth Varon, Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War
Peniel Joseph, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. 
David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

--Dan Ernst.  H/t: HNN