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

Nick Davis with Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual Portrait

American Inspiration Author Event | A Hollywood family, then and now: Two cousins, notable figures in today’s entertainment world, discuss the new dual biography of their famous grandfather and great-uncle, the Mankiewicz brothers, who dazzled film audiences from 1926 to 1972.

February 10, 2022 6:00 p.m. ET

American Inspiration Author Series

Author Event

Linda Hirshman with The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation

American Inspiration Author Event | Join author Linda Hirshman and moderator L'Merchie Frazier for a discussion of Hirshman's new work chronicling abolition: the social spirit, people, and political alliances that changed American history.

February 28, 2022 6:00 p.m. ET

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.