Modern Masters Reading Series
Monday, October 25th, 6pm
Tiya Miles is professor of history and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. She is recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and the Hiett Prize in the Humanities from the Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture. Miles is the author of the Dawn of Detroit, which won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, among other honors, as well as the acclaimed books, Ties That Bind, The House on Diamond Hill, The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens and Ghosts,
and Tales from the Haunted South
, a published lecture series.
Her most recent book, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, Annette Gordon-Reed contends “is a brilliant exercise in historical excavation and recovery. With creativity, determination and great insight, Miles illuminates the lives of women who suffered much but never forgot the importance of love and family.”
“Ashley’s sack carries us into another world as it reveals our own. The book is nothing short of a revelation.”
--David W. Blight, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
“Blending urgency, imagination, and poetic prose, All She Carried is a masterpiece of African American women’s history.
-- Martha Jones