April 24, 2018

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Andrés Reséndez is the author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, winner of the 2017 Bancroft Prize. It was also a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and 2nd longlisted for the 2017 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.

Reséndez grew up in Mexico City, where he received his BA in International Relations. He briefly went into politics and served
as a consultant for historical soap operas (telenovelas). He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Chicago and has taught at Yale, the University of Helsinki, and the University of California, Davis where he is a history professor and departmental vice chair. His other books include A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca (Basic Books, 2007), and Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2005).