In her ambitious one-volume historical survey, These Truths: A History of the United States, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer, Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. In this wide-ranging conversation, she will discuss the nuanced issues related to questions of conquest and slavery in our nation’s founding as well as the lessons she has gleaned in researching her newest book, If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future concerning the origins of predictive analytics and behavioral data science in the Cold War era.
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This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.
This program is Sponsored by Mass Humanities and the Bridge Street Fund.