Close to the Ground
12 p.m.–1 p.m.
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.