mercoledì 24 gennaio 2018

Dalla City lights

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.

New from City Lights Publishers, LOADED by 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.

A provocative, timely, and deeply researched history of gun culture and how it reflects race and power in the U.S.

"Significant and should not be ignored."—Publishers Weekly

"As a portrait of the deepest structures of American violence, Loaded is an indispensable book."—The New Republic

"You simply cannot understand the United States and its disastrous gun-mania without the brilliant Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz as a guide."—Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

"Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has done it again, giving us a fluid and sweeping history of the many painful contradictions that are the deep history of America's love-hate relationship with firearms."—Christian Parenti, author of Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

Paperback | ISBN
9780872867239 | $16.95


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother. She is the author of many books, including Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War. She is the recipient of the Cultural Freedom Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the Lannan Foundation, and lives in San Francisco, CA.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is appearing in two Bay Area events next month.

Wednesday, February 7th, 7:30PM at St. John’s Presbyterian Church

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses her new book Loaded with KPFA.

Hosted by Joanna Manqueros.
$12 advance tickets, $15 at the door

St. John's Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue,
Berkeley, CA
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses her new book Loaded.

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