Spotlight on America (10/28/20)

This spotlight on America features a collection of short stories inspired by the day thousands of women demanded the right to vote, controversial essays on politics in the West, and the politics behind the post-Civil War Amendments.

STORIES FROM SUFFRAGETTE CITY Edited by M. J. Rose and Fiona Davis; introduction by Kristin Hannah

“A landmark 1915 protest for women’s suffrage is the setting for the dozen short stories in this rousing anthology…A diverse range of vivid characters brings human faces to a historical protest march.”–Kirkus Reviews

BLAND FANATICS: Liberals, Race, and Empire by Pankaj Mishra

“In this insightful, persuasive essay collection, London Review of Books contributor Mishra (THE AGE OF ANGER) blames contradictions inherent within liberalism for recent social and political upheavals in Europe and the U.S.”–Publishers Weekly

INVENTING EQUALITY: Reconstructing the Constitution in the Aftermath of the Civil War by Michael A. Bellesiles

“Historian Bellesiles (A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE U.S. MILITARY) takes a stirring look at the fight to pass the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution and their subsequent circumvention by Supreme Court rulings… The result is a worthy historical primer for today’s progressive activists.”–Publishers Weekly

STORIES FROM SUFFRAGETTE CITY Edited by M. J. Rose and Fiona Davis; introduction by Kristin Hannah; 9781250241320; available now.
BLAND FANATICS: Liberals, Race, and Empire by Pankaj Mishra; 9780374293314; available now.
INVENTING EQUALITY: Reconstructing the Constitution in the Aftermath of the Civil War by Michael A. Bellesiles; 9781250091918; available now.

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