The Land Was Ours Book Signing with Dr. Andrew Kahrl

Dr. Andrew W. Kahrl, Assistant Professor of History at Marquette University, will facilitate an author’s discussion and book signing for his latest publication, The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South. This pathbreaking combination of social and environmental history reveals the variety of ways African Americans pursued freedom and mobility through the land under their feet, including prime American beachfront property in the Chesapeake, along the Carolina shore, and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Andrew W. Kahrl is an assistant professor of history at Marquette University.  He received his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University in 2008.  Andrew has received fellowships and support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the North Caroliniana Society, the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, and the John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University, and is the recipient of 2007 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians.  Articles based on his research have been published in the Journal of American History and the Journal of Social History.  He and his wife, Aileen, live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Meet and Greet Author Andrew W. Kahrl June 16. 4:00 p.m.  at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303.

**This discussion will also be streamed live at


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