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Alejandra Dubcovsky: Talking Back: Native Women and the Making of the Early South

Join us for an in-depth discussion with associate professor at UCR and author/historian, Alejandra Dubcovsky, about her book Talking Back: Native Women and the Making of the Early South on Sunday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm, sponsored by UCR Center for Ideas & Society.

Historian Alejandra Dubcovsky tells a story of war, slavery, loss, remembrance, and the women whose resilience and resistance transformed the colonial South. In exploring their lives she rewrites early American history, challenging the established male-centered narrative.Dubcovsky reconstructs the lives of Native women—Timucua, Apalachee, Chacato, and Guale—to show how they made claims to protect their livelihoods, bodies, and families. Through the stories of the Native cacica who demanded her authority be recognized; the elite Spanish woman who turned her dowry and household into a source of independent power; the Floridiana who slapped a leading Native man in the town square; and the Black woman who ran a successful business at the heart of a Spanish town, Dubcovsky reveals the formidable women who claimed and used their power, shaping the history of the early South.

Alejandra Dubcovsky is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. She is also the inaugural fellow in the Program for the Advancement of the Humanities, a partnership of The Huntington and UC Riverside that aims to support the future of the humanities. Her first book, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South (2016), won the 2016 Michael V. R. Thomason Book Award from the Gulf South Historical Association.another NMA, both in 2014. She was longlisted for the CBC short story award and a finalist for a Glimmer Train Prize, and was on the editorial board at echolocation between 2013 and 2015.

You can purchase Talking Back from us by coming into the store, over the phone at 951-787-7807, or online below.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
473 E. Alessandro Blvd.
Suite B
Riverside, CA 92508
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ISBN: 9780300266122
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Published: Yale University Press - May 23rd, 2023