A best-selling author series by American Ancestors

Stories of American history, heritage, and culture

As part of our mission to educate, inspire and connect people to their family history, the American Inspiration Author Series explores themes of personal identity, families, immigration, and social and cultural history. Discover inspiring and thought-provoking stories of American families and the complex history which has shaped this country.

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The Brue Family Learning Center

American Inspiration: A best-selling author series by American Ancestors

Our Partners

American Inspiration Author Series partners with a variety of influential Boston institutions for many of our events, including GBH Forum Network, Boston Public Library, Porter Square Books, and the State Library of Massachusetts.

Logos: GBH, Boston Public Library, Porters Square Books, State Library of Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Author Event
Online
Paid

Writing History with H. W. Brands

Exclusive Q&A with signed book included | Best-selling historian H.W. Brands shares insights on his research and craft of writing history following a discussion of his new, page-turning narrative of the American Revolution.

December 7, 2021

American Inspiration Author Series

Author Event
In Person
Paid

Michael S. Neiberg with When France Fell: The Vichy Crisis and the Fate of the Anglo-American Alliance

Author Event | Michael Neiberg will present a talk on his recent research into the complex diplomatic issues surrounding the Vichy government.

December 8, 2021

The Brue Family Learning Center

Author Event
Online
Free

Brian Matthew Jordan with A Thousand May Fall: An Immigrant Regiment’s Civil War

American Inspiration | See the Civil War anew in this intimate, absorbing chronicle told from the ordinary soldier’s perspective—a revelatory history that documents the forgotten contributions of immigrants to the Union cause.

January 11, 2022

American Inspiration Author Series

Author Event
Online
Free

Debby Applegate with Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

American Inspiration Author Event | From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author comes a story of the Roaring Twenties and New York’s notorious Madam who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star and Cafe Society swell worth knowing.

January 19, 2022

American Inspiration Author Series

Photo Gallery

Enjoy a selection of photos from past in-person American Inspiration events.

Recent Past Events

Visit our Video Library to watch all past American Inspiration Author Series events.