Tony Platt

Tony Platt is the author of ten books and more than 150 essays and articles on race, inequality, and social justice in American history, among them Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws, From Patton’s Trophy to Public Memorial, and The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency, which was reissued as a fortieth-anniversary edition in 2009. Platt, now a professor emeritus, taught at the University of Chicago, the University of California, Berkeley, and California State University, Sacramento, where he received awards for teaching and scholarship. He has been a visiting professor at Chuo University, Tokyo, and at Queen’s University, Belfast, and was a visiting researcher at the Huntington Library and the National Museum of American History. Platt has written for the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle,, the History News Network, Z Magazine, Monthly Review, and the Guardian, and his commentaries have aired on NPR. His publications have been translated into four languages. Tony Platt lives in Berkeley and Big Lagoon, California.

Past Events

Bitter Legacies: Genocide, Grave Looting and Culture Wars in California

Tuesday Nov 12 2013   3:00 PM
California State University, Sacramento, University Library Gallery  6000 J St., Sacramento, CA  map

Native Literature Showcase

Saturday Nov 09 2013   10:00 AM
California State Indian Museum  2618 K St., Sacramento, CA  map

Lyng V Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association: 25 Years Later

Friday Nov 08 2013   11:30 AM
UC Davis Law School, Room 2303  400 Mrak Hall Dr., Davis, CA  map

Bitter legacies: Archaeology and the politics of reparations in the United States

Monday Sep 23 2013   1:00 PM
National Museum of Ethnology  , Leiden, Netherlands  map

Tony Platt in conversation with Albie Sachs

Tuesday Jun 18 2013   10:30 AM
San Mateo County Office of Education  101 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA  map

Antioch High School Workshop

Thursday Jun 13 2013   10:00 AM
Antioch High School  700 W 18th St., Antioch, CA  map

Grave Matters Book Discussion at San Quentin

Thursday Jun 13 2013   5:30 PM
San Quentin State Prison  , ,  

Remembering Dave and Vera-Mae Fredrickson at SCA

Friday Mar 08 2013  
DoubleTree Hotel Berkeley Marina  200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA  map

Native Pathways Speaker Series

Wednesday Oct 17 2012   6:00 PM
Founder's Hall 118, Humboldt State University  1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA  map

Global Conference on Genocide

Sunday Jul 01 2012   9:00 AM
San Francisco State Unviersity  1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Facing the Past: Legacies of Genocide, Grave Looting and Culture Wars in California

Wednesday May 23 2012   6:00 PM
Mission San Rafael  1104 Fifth Ave., San Rafael, CA  map

University of Nevada, Reno: Tony Platt

Friday Mar 09 2012   1:00 PM
Ansari Business Building Room 106, University of Nevada Reno  1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV  map

The Oral History Project: Grave Matters

Thursday Feb 16 2012   12:00 PM
The Bancroft Library, Seminar Room 267  U Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  map

Tony Platt in Ferndale

Sunday Feb 12 2012   1:30 PM
Ferndale City Hall  834 Main St., Ferndale, CA  map

Sociology by the Bay: Tony Platt

Tuesday Feb 07 2012   6:00 PM
San Francisco State University, 226 Burk Hall  1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Tony Platt in Ukiah

Friday Jan 27 2012   6:00 PM
Mendocino Book Company  102 South School St., Ukiah, CA  map

Grave Matters: Clarke Historical Museum

Thursday Dec 08 2011   6:00 PM
Clarke Historical Museum  240 E St., Eureka, 95501  map

Doing Justice to History: Grave Matters

Saturday Dec 03 2011   1:00 PM
Humboldt County Library  1313 3rd St., Eureka, 95501  map

Tony Platt at the California State Indian Museum

Saturday Nov 19 2011   11:00 AM
California State Indian Museum  2618 K St., Sacramento, CA  map

Tony Platt at the California Studies Association

Thursday Nov 17 2011  
Center for Labor Research and Education  2521 Channing Way, #5555, Berkeley, CA  map

Tony Platt at UC Irvine

Tuesday Nov 15 2011   4:00 PM
UC Irvine, Student Center  Doheny Beach A/B/C, Irvine, CA  map

Tony Platt at Gallery Bookshop

Friday Nov 11 2011   6:30 PM
Gallery Bookshop  Main & Kasten, Mendocino, CA  map

Tony Platt at Humboldt State University with OLLI Part II

Thursday Nov 10 2011   6:00 PM
Humboldt State University  1159 Pepperwood Hall, Arcata, CA  map

Six Rivers National Forest: Grave Matters

Wednesday Nov 09 2011   3:00 PM
Six Rivers National Forest  1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA  map

Tony Platt at Eureka Books

Saturday Nov 05 2011   6:00 PM
Eureka Books  426 2nd St., Eureka, CA  map

Tony Platt at the Trinidad Town Hall

Friday Nov 04 2011   7:00 PM
Trinidad Town Hall  409 Trinity Street, Trinidad, CA  map

Tony Platt at Humbodlt State University with OLLI Part I

Thursday Nov 03 2011   6:00 PM
Humbolt State University  1159 Pepperwood Hall, Arcata, CA  map

Tony Platt at Southern Oregon University

Tuesday Nov 01 2011   4:00 PM
Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University  1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR  map

Tony Platt at Temple Emek Shalom

Sunday Oct 30 2011   2:00 PM
Temple Emek Shalom  1800 East Main St., Ashland, OR  map

California Indian Conference: Grave Matters

Saturday Oct 29 2011   4:20 PM
Cal State Chico  400 West First St., Chico, CA  map

Tony Platt and Malcolm Margolin at Lyon Books

Thursday Oct 27 2011   7:00 PM
Lyon Books  121 W. 5th St., Chico, CA  map

Tony Platt at Barnes & Noble, Chico

Wednesday Oct 26 2011   6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble  2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Chico, CA  map

Tony Platt at UC Riverside

Monday Oct 24 2011   3:00 PM
CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South 1113, UC Riverside  900 University Ave, Riverside, CA  map

California Council for the Promotion of History: Grave Matters

Saturday Oct 22 2011   10:00 AM
Mission Inn  3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA  map

Tony Platt at the Layfayette Library with OLLI

Thursday Oct 20 2011   1:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center  3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA  map

Tony Platt at Happy Camp

Saturday Oct 15 2011  
People’s Center, Karuk Tribe  , Happy Camp, CA  map

Tony Platt at Northtown Books

Friday Oct 14 2011   7:00 PM
Northtown Books  957 H Street, Arcata, CA  map

Oakland Museum History Guild: Grave Matters

Thursday Oct 13 2011   1:00 PM
Oakland Museum of California  100 Oak St., Oakland, CA  map

Ann Lucas Lecture Series: Grave Matters

Wednesday Oct 12 2011   3:00 PM
San Jose State University  One Washington Square, San Jose, CA  map

Tony Platt at Facing History

Wednesday Oct 05 2011  
AEOE  313 West Winton Ave., Hayward, CA  map