Feinberg Series Lecture: The Imperialist Roots of the U.S.A.

Manu Karuka will be giving the next lecture in the Feinberg Series on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in the UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom and streaming live on Zoom.

For more information and to register for the event, go to the Feinberg Series Website. 

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Karuka will explore the foundations of the U.S. in settler colonialism and slavery, tracing the evolution of U.S. imperialism through wars to control land and labor, from the conquest of North America to expansion into the Caribbean and the Pacific by the close of the nineteenth century. He will offer a definition of imperialism and explore its centrality to understanding and overcoming the major crises of our moment.

This event is part of the year-long Feinberg Series, exploring histories of U.S. imperialism and anti-imperialist resistance. It is presented by the UMass Amherst Department of History in collaboration with the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy. The Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the generosity of UMass Amherst history department alumnus Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67 and associates. The series is co-sponsored by more than three-dozen community and university partners. Visit the Feinberg Series webpage for more information about the series.

A recording will be available on the Feinberg Series website and the History Department's YouTube and Soundcloud. Spanish interpretation and closed captioning will be available during the event.