North America at the British Library

Vanishing point road

A season of talks and discussions

Historical, literary and contemporary perspectives on North America.

Series events

 Benjamin Markovits
Talks and Discussions

Benjamin Markovits: A Weekend in New York

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Former President Richard Nixon visits with President Bill Clinton in the family quarters of the White House, March 8, 1993, photograph by Bob McNeely, White House Photo Office
Talks and Discussions

Survivors: American Presidents and the Politics of Scandal

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Sand dunes
Talks and Discussions

The Immeasurable World: Exploring Global Deserts

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By Royal Navy official photographer, via Wikimedia Commons
Talks and Discussions

British Trade in Black Labour: The Windrush Middle Passage

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Black Lives Matter protesters in London's Oxford Street kneel and raise their hands, 8 July 2016. Photograph by Alisdare Hickson via Flickr
Talks and Discussions

Black Lives Matter in the US and UK Today: An Activist Panel

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Title page of Old Christmas From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving, illustrated by R Caldecott (London: Macmillan & Co, 1876)
Talk

Summer Scholars: Transatlantic Christmas Traditions

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Siddons' photo of Gilpin
Talk

Summer Scholars: Navajo Photos and the Haida People

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FBI artist rendering of so-called D.B. Cooper, who hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305
Talk

Summer Scholars: Reading and the Art of Vanishing

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Crudo book cover
Talks and Discussions

Olivia Laing: Writing Everything Down

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Derek Walcott (photograph by Nigel Parry, courtesy of Faber & Faber)
Performance

Drums and Colours: The Early Works of Walcott

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Jimmy Carter holds a press conference
Talks and Discussions

Reporting America in the Digital Age

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Talks and Discussions

Monsieur Seven Seas: A Tribute to Derek Walcott

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Miss Lou
Performance

Pop Story Gi Wi: A Celebration of Miss Lou

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