Maury A. Bromsen Memorial Lecture: Andrés Reséndez, "The Other Slavery"
Andrés Reséndez, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, will give a public lecture on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Other Slavery examines the system of bondage that targeted Native Americans, an expansive system that was every bit as terrible and degrading as African slavery. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 million Native Americans may have been enslaved throughout the hemisphere in the centuries between the arrival of Columbus and the beginning of the 20th century. And, interestingly, in contrast to African slavery which targeted mostly adult males, the majority of these Indian slaves were women and children. Please join us for this lecture with book signing and reception to follow. Copies of The Other Slavery will be available for purchase.
The Reading Room will close to researchers at 4:30 p.m.