Professor Elizabeth Herbin-Triant of University of Massachusetts, Lowell will discuss Carol Anderson's book, One Person No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy. Find it in our catalog or on OverDrive. All are welcome, even if you've not read the book.
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Elizabeth Herbin-Triant is a United States historian whose research and teaching interests include African-American history, particularly racial capitalism, urban history, slavery, and segregation. Professor Herbin-Triant's book, Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods (2019), was published by Columbia University Press in the series Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. Focusing on North Carolina, Threatening Property explores the politics of residential segregation. It investigates who wanted neighborhoods to be segregated by race, how these people brought about their vision, and why segregation has persisted even after segregationist policies were ended. Herbin-Triant's new book project, Lords of the Lash and Loom: Abolitionists, Anti-Abolitionists, and the Business of Manufacturing Slave-Grown Cotton, examines Lowell's textile factory owners' support for the institution of slavery alongside the growing abolitionist sentiment in the city in the antebellum years. Professor Herbin-Triant's courses include "Introduction to Historical Methods"; "African-American History"; "History of the U.S. South"; "American Slavery: History, Fiction, and Film"; "The Age of Jim Crow"; and "United States History from 1865 to the Present." Before joining the faculty at UMass Lowell, Herbin-Triant taught at St. John's University in New York and held a postdoctoral fellowship in Agrarian Studies at Yale University. She is the co-coordinator of UMass Lowell's Race & Ethnic Studies Minor and serves as faculty advisor to the Black Student Union.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.
This program is a collaboration of Memorial Hall Library and Courageous Conversations. Memorial Hall Library has joined with seven Merrimack Valley libraries to offer a programming series, Libraries Working Towards Social Justice. You may be interested in these upcoming events: