Close to the Ground

Fri., Dec. 10, 2021 | 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Event Notes: 
Free with reservation
Add to Calendar 12/10/2021 12:00 PM 12/10/2021 01:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Close to the Ground: The Complex History of Outdoor Settlement in the American West Visit page - The Huntington - Zoom

Close to the Ground: The Complex History of Outdoor Settlement in the American West

This discussion, moderated by Marissa López, professor of English and Chicana/o studies at UCLA,  explores the wide-ranging history of camping and tent encampments across the last 150 years in the American West. Phoebe Young, associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, discusses her new book Close to the Ground with guest speakers Anthony Allman, veterans’ rights advocate and founder of the Military Veterans Organization at UCLA, and Josh Sides, Whitsett Professor of California History at CSU Northridge.

The program is presented by the Huntington–USC Institute on California and the West and is co-sponsored by the Huntington Research Department and the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.

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