US America loves guns. 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 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, as seen through the lens of those who have been most targeted by guns: people of color. Meticulously researched and thought-provoking throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the historical connections between racism and gun violence in the United States.
Books events (and more to come):
Tuesday, March 20th, 7-8:30pm
Arcata, CA: Humboldt State Univ , The Latinx Center for Academic Excellence & Centerarts
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be discussing her book Loaded at the Van Duzer Theater—Center Arts located at 1 Harpst Street, Arcata CA 95521. Tickets are $15/adults & kids and $5 for Humboldt State Univ. students. For more information, please contact Michael Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 27th, 7:00 pm
Tempe, AZ: Changing Hands
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss her book Loaded at Changing Hands Bookstore, at their Tempe location. 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283. For more information, call 480.730.0205 or contact Brandon Stout at email@example.com
Wednesday, April 4th, 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City, UT: Ken Sanders Rare Books
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss her book Loaded at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 South 200 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111. For more information, contact Cameron Maughan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-521-3819.
Friday, April 13th, 10:00-11:30am
Sacramento, CA: OAH Annual Meeting Session
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will participate in the panel Beyond the Monograph, Beyond the Margins: The Challenge of Interpretative and Inclusive Histories. The event is part of the Organization of American Historians annual meeting session and will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center: 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814. Location 310.
Friday, April 13th, 7:00 pm
Sacramento, CA: Time Tested Books
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss Loaded at Time Tested Books, located at 1114 21st Street (between L & K streets) Sacramento, CA 95811. For more information, call (916) 447-5696 or contact Finian Scott-Small at email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 20th, 7pm
Santa Monica, CA: Great Mind Series
Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss her book Loaded with Lance Simmens at the Great Minds Series. Event will be held at a private home in Santa Monica. More info provided with RSVP. Tickets: $25.00 includes dessert and coffee. PDLA and ADA members: $20.00
RSVP's are required to Ilene Proctor at email@example.com
Pay by cash or check at the event, or pay in advance with Ilene Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday April 21st, 3:30pm
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Times Book Festival
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz participates in the Los Angeles Times Book Festival! On Saturday, April 21st at 3:30pm join Barry Glassner as he moderates a conversation on "Our Endangered Constitution" with panelists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Adam Winkler. Book signing to follow. Event will be held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at the University of Southern California, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089.
Wednesday, April 25th, 7:30 pm
Berkeley, CA: KPFA Benefit
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss her book Loaded at the KPFA Benefit, located at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley. For more information, please contact Ken Preston at email@example.com
Saturday, April 28th 3:15pm
Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz interviewed by TJ Stiles in their scheduled conversation "Loaded: Guns in America" held at Berkeley City College's Auditorium. 2050 Center Street between Milvia and Shattuck.
Get a ticket to secure a spot here.
Sunday, May 6th, 2:00 pm
Tulsa, OK: Book Smart
More info TBA
Saturday, May 12th, 4:00 pm
Sausalito, CA: Book Passage
Book Passage's Sausalito store is located at 100 Bay Street. For more info, contact Marissa Friedman at (415) 927-0960 x233 and firstname.lastname@example.org
All the Real Indians
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States