Benaroya Hall Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall Downtown
Fri Oct 12, 7:30 pm
Recommended by Katie Herzog
“The past is an inheritance, a gift, and a burden,” Jill Lepore writes in These Truths: A History of the United States. “It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it.” These Truths is Lepore’s attempt to both reckon with our past as a nation and get to the truth behind it all. In her ambitious if not exhaustive account of America’s history, Lepore—an award-winning historian and writer for the New Yorker—asks the question "Has America fulfilled its founders' promise to create a nation where all people are equal?" The answer, of course, is hardly. Lenore explains how and why this experiment went haywire when she comes to Benaroya Hall.
200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101