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Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

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Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

History | Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies Friday, April 16, 2021 4:00 pm-5:30 pm Via Zoom with registration

The Miller Center presents a discussion with Professor Manu Karuka, Department of American Studies, Barnard College on his book: Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

Empire’s Tracks reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee nations, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path, situating the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an interdisciplinary examination of legislative, military, and business records, this talk connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism.

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Registration link:  https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUld--qpz0jGdQMB6oZCU63F-rF5y_8B5MP

 

Poster for Miller Center Event with Manu Karuka with his photo and book cover.
Add to Calendar 04/16/21 4:00 PM 04/16/21 5:30 PM America/New_York Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

The Miller Center presents a discussion with Professor Manu Karuka, Department of American Studies, Barnard College on his book: Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

Empire’s Tracks reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee nations, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path, situating the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an interdisciplinary examination of legislative, military, and business records, this talk connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism.

Register

Registration link:  https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUld--qpz0jGdQMB6oZCU63F-rF5y_8B5MP

 

Poster for Miller Center Event with Manu Karuka with his photo and book cover.