"Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War" (Encore)

Jul 8, 2019

(Note: This interview originally aired last summer.) Our guest is Kendra Taira Field, an assistant professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University. She joins us to discuss her compelling book, a scholarly blend of memoir, history, geography, and biography: "Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War." In this book, Professor Field looks closely at the lives and documents of her own family tree in order to explore the little-known saga of the many black settlers in Indian Territory and Oklahoma during the years of Reconstruction and westward expansion.