Talk of the Stacks

Erika Lee

February 24, 2020 AT 7:00 PM

In conversation with journalist Tom Weber

Erika Lee - America for AmericansErika Lee kicks off the 2020 season of Talk of the Stacks in a fascinating evening of conversation about her new book America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States.

Erika Lee is a Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota. Recently awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship and named Incoming Vice President of the Organization of American Historians, she is the author of three award-winning books as well as just-published America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States. Called “unflinching and powerful” by Carol Anderson (author of White Rage) and “essential reading” by Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist), America for Americans has already received a Kirkus Star and named to best books lists by Time, USA Today, and Ms. Magazine.

The 2020 Talk of the Stacks series is presented by U.S. Bank with additional support from the Star Tribune.


This program is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 pm for general admission seating. The program begins at 7 pm. Seating is limited. Overflow space with live feed will be available.


To request ASL interpreting, please contact at least one week prior to the event. Assistive listening devices and wheelchair accessible and companion seating are available at all Talk of the Stacks events.

Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
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Erika Lee portrait