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January 19 • 7:00 pm


This compelling examination of American violence explains a political culture of violence from the American Revolution to the Gilded Age, illustrating how physical force, often centered on racial hierarchy, sustained the central tenets of American liberal government. It offers an important story of nationhood, told through the experiences and choices of civilians, Indians, politicians, soldiers, and the enslaved, providing historical context for understanding how violence has shaped the United States from its inception. Born in Blood investigates one of history’s most violent undertakings: The United States of America.

In-Person Event: $10 for non-members, free for MTH&M Members (please login to access your discount). REGISTER HERE.

Copies of Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America will be signed by the author at the event.

About the Author: Scott Gac is Director of American Studies and Associate Professor of American Studies and History at Trinity College and the author of Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform.

About the Moderator: Vivian Martin is Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department at Central Connecticut State University. _____________________________________________________________

Author programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are sponsored by Connecticut Public Broadcasting and the Wish You Well Foundation.


January 19
7:00 pm
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
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