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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, November 17: Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, “Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute”

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Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus will discuss their new book, which won the California Historical Society award for best new manuscript of 2015, on Thursday, November 17 from 7-9:15 p.m.  The book, published by Heyday, puts a San Francisco prostitute’s own story into the context of the city’s broad social and political history, as well as the history of progressive moral reform in early twentieth century U.S.  Crusading editor Fremont Older looms large in the narrative.  Ivy Anderson is a San Francisco writer focusing on the environment and radical history, and Devon Angus is an artist, activist, and historian, and is currently a graduate student in history at San Francisco State.

The program will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.).  Free admission and dinner.

Contact Margaret Olney,




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