Tucson Festival of Books

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.


Panelists
Edward Larson

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....

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James Richardson

James D. Richardson is a former senior writer with The Sacramento Bee and a retired Episcopal priest. He is the author of "The Abolitionist's Journal: Memories of an American Antislavery Family" and "Willie Brown: A Biography....

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

The Abolitionist's Journal: The Memories of an American Antislavery Family
Memories of an American Antislavery Family
James Richardson
History / Biography
University of New Mexico Press
October 2022
ISBN 9780826364036
272 pages