Scholars’ Circle – History of California as a Slave State – July 16, 2023

We interview the author of a new book CALIFORNIA, A SLAVE STATE (Yale University Press; June 27, 2023). Professor Jean Pfaelzer shows that, since the very first colonizers crossed the border, the Golden State was and still is powered by slavery – a piece of American history that many still try to bury.

This program is produced by Ankine Aghassian, Doug Becker, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre.