Tucson Festival of Books

Edward J. Larson



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Edward J. Larson is the author of many acclaimed works in American history, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning history of the Scopes Trial, "Summer for the Gods." He is University Professor of History and Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University, and lives with his family near Los Angeles. His new book is "American Inheritance."

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Awards: Pulitzer Prize


Scheduled events:
American Inheritance
In this session, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward Larson and veteran journalist James Richardson will compare notes on an America that could celebrate "liberty" while oppressing millions of fellow citizens. Sadly, there's a lot to talk about.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Edward Larson, James Richardson
Moderator: Katherine Morrissey
Liberty and the Birth of a Nation
There have always been historians who suggested the American Revolution was fought to preserve slavery. It would explain why our Founders continued to own slaves well after the war was won. It would explain why we would trumpet "Liberty!" while chaining million of our fellow citizens. Historian Edward Larson has studied these things, and will share some of his findings here today!

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Edward Larson
Moderator: Benjamin Lawrance

Books:
American Inheritance
Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795
History / Biography
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9780393882209
416 pages

Franklin and Washington
The Founding Partnership
History / Biography
HarperCollins Publishers
February 2021
ISBN 9780062880161
352 pages