Lectures & Author Talks


Andrés Reséndez The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Hosted by Mickey Huff Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 pm The Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA
advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Marcus Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events
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“Resendez vividly recounts the harrowing story of a previously little-known aspect of the histories of American slavery and of encounters between.
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America indigenes and invaders.” — Publishers Weekly
Is an eye-opening, landmark history of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans across America, from the time of the conquistadores to the Early 20th century.
The Other Slavery is a key missing chapter of American history. Resendez offers a startling contemporary insight: today’s global human trafficking has its roots less Unlike African slavery, Native American slavery was technically illegal on most of in the black slavery we have studied since grade school, and more in the other slavery we have entirely failed to see.
The American continent since the time of Columbus. Practiced as an open secret Resendez builds the incisive, original case that mass slavery was more damaging. For centuries, there was no abolitionist movement to protect the indigenous people

Who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadores throughout the 18th than the disease epidemics that decimated indigenous populations across North Century, or made to serve Mormon settlers and other Anglos as servants.
America. He also sheds light on how and why the European enslaving incited Native Americans to enslave their own, through compelling anecdotes from priests, merchants, Indian captives, and Anglo colonists. What started as a European business passed into the hands of indigenous operators and spread across the entire American Southwest.

Every now and then a new book comes along that...makes us see ourselves anew.
Like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, this is one such book.”

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Hosted by KRIS WELCH

Tuesday, MAY 2, 7:30 pm

The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006, Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 stores), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s  $15 door, KPFA benefit   kpfa.org/events   wheelchair access

In this riveting book about a very complicated subject, Ms. Faludi… does a remarkable

job tracking down the truth about her father, a person of multiple and contradictory

identities…Ms. Faludi unfolds her father’s story like the plot of a detective novel.

—The Wall Street Journal

“An absolute stunner of a memoir probing, steel-nerved, moving in ways

you’d never expect.” — The New York Times

   About In the Darkroom:

In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things—obligation, affection, culpability, contrition.  I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.”

So begins Susan Faludi’s extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own jaunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her seventy-six  year-old father –long estranged and living in Hungary—had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent . How was this new parent who claimed to be “a complete woman now” connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who’s built his career on the alteration of images?

Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father’s many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful—and virulent—nationhood…

Susan Faludi is the author of Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, and Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, winner of the National Book Critics; Circle Award for Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Nation. She lives in San Francisco.

KRIS WELCH is a veteran, very popular KPFA on-air host, a mother, and a grandmother.

Publicist:  Declan.taintor@picadorusa.com  646.307.5627

Local contact: Ken Preston  510.967.4495   ken@kpfa.org