Bookshop Santa Cruz Presents Bohemians West: Free Love, Family, and Radicals in Twentieth Century America with Sherry Smith

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Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 PM
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Join Bookshop Santa Cruz online as they welcome Sherry Smith, distinguished professor of history, in conversation with Geoffrey Dunn to discuss Smith’s new book, Bohemians West: Free Love, Family, and Radicals in Twentieth Century Americaa historical biography of a radical relationship at the dawn of the 20th Century


“Sherry Smith is a scholar whose books read like the best fiction, character-driven page-turners. In Bohemians West, Smith takes the reader on a journey with two of the most interesting characters we have never heard of, who were among the thousands of literary figures and activists who were ahead of their time.”

—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States


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Sherry Smith

Sherry L. Smith is a University Distinguished Professor of History (Emerita) at Southern Methodist University. A historian of the American West and Native America, Smith’s award-winning books include Hippies, Indians, and the Fight for Red Power and Reimagining Indians: Native Americans through Anglo Eyes, 1880–1940, both published by Oxford University Press. She is a former president of the Western History Association and received the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellowship at the Huntington Library, which supported research for Bohemians West. Smith has also been honored with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, and Yale University. She lives in Moose, Wyoming, and Pasadena, California. Visit her website at