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EVENT POSTPONED - Loaded: The Dark History of America's Love of Guns

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Date:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Green Arcade
Email:
Phone:
415-431-6800
Location Details:
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
SF, CA 94102

EVENT POSTPONED - New Date To Be Announced



Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, is a deeply researched—and deeply disturbing—history of guns and gun laws in the United States. From Daniel Boone and Jesse James, to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation.

In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, the author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, peels away the myths of gun culture to expose the true historical origins of the Second Amendment, revealing the racial undercurrents connecting the earliest Anglo settlers with contemporary gun proliferation, modern-day policing, and the consolidation of influence of armed white nationalists. From the enslavement of Blacks and the conquest of Native America, to the arsenal of institutions that constitute the "gun lobby," Loaded presents a people's history of the Second Amendment.

"Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Loaded is like a blast of fresh air. She is no fan of guns or of our absurdly permissive laws surrounding them. But she does not merely take the liberal side of the familiar debate."—Adam Hochschild, The New York Review of Books

"Her analysis, erudite and unrelenting, exposes blind spots not just among conservatives, but, crucially, among liberals as well. . . . As a portrait of the deepest structures of American violence, Loaded is an indispensable book."—The New Republic

Roxanne will be introduced by James Tracy who writes on cities, hidden histories & social movements, and is the author of Dispatches Against Displacement & Hillbilly Nationalists.
Added to the calendar on Mon, May 7, 2018 4:53PM
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