The African American Irish Diaspora Network, in partnership with New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, the Office of Global Inclusion, and the John Brademas Center, along with NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, announces its September 22, 2023 public interview with Professor Iver Bernstein.
This year marks the 160th anniversary of the draft riots in New York City. Over three decades ago Professor Iver Bernstein penned the leading study of the events of July 1863, The New York City Draft Riots: Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1990). Bernstein is Professor of History, African and African-American Studies, and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, where his scholarship focuses on slavery, race, and political culture. He has written about the origins and significance of the Civil War, the roots of racialized violence, and the possibilities of democratic social and political movements. He is especially interested in the traumatic histories, sometimes forgotten, sometimes unspoken, of slavery, race, and war. His current book project, Stripes & Scars: How Americans Came to Fight a Bloody Civil War (under contract, Oxford University Press), focuses on the the violence of US Civil War against the backdrop of enslavement.
Black, Brown and Green Voices is a documentation strategy and public humanities initiative founded by Miriam Nyhan Grey. Grey is a founding board member of the African American Irish Diaspora Network.
NYU’s Kimberly DaCosta, author of Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007), will introduce the program.
The program is presented with support from the Irish government’s Emigrant Support Program.