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Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

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Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.
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The Big Lie
Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020
Jonathan Lemire - 2022-07-26
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"The Big Lie" by Jonathan Lemire delves deep into the political philosophy that has divided the two parties, with the 2020 election being just one example. Lemire examines how Donald Trump's constant lying has become a fixture of political life and how it shapes our politics. With dozens of interviews and sharp political insight, this book is the first to explore this unprecedented and tenuous moment in our nation's politics.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
This is an AMAZING book!!!      source
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The Light We Give
How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life
Simran Jeet Singh - 2022-07-19
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Discover a transformative guide to personal happiness and social justice through the Sikh teachings of love and service in The Light We Give. Through his own experiences with racism and prejudice, the author shares how he has embraced these teachings to find positivity in every situation and live a life of connection and commitment to justice. This book is for anyone seeking inspiration and courage to confront hatred with love and compassion and make a positive change in the world.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Wonderful and insightful book!      source
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The Movement Made Us
A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride
David J. Dennis Jr., David J. Dennis Sr. - 2022-05-10
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"The Movement Made Us" is an intimate memoir and oral history of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. It features a father-son exchange between David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, and David Jr, a journalist working on the front lines of change today. This unique work highlights the hopes, struggles, setbacks, and triumphs of modern Black life and is a crucial addition to Civil Rights history.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
@DavidDTSS The book is brilliant and powerful. A must read!!      source
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Imani Perry
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Min Jin Lee - 2017-02-07
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Experience a breathtaking journey of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty in this novel. Set in the early 1900s, follow Sunja, a young girl who falls for a wealthy stranger and becomes pregnant. Deciding to marry a gentle sickly minister instead, Sunja's decision sets off a dramatic saga that spans generations. With complex and passionate characters, this novel takes you on a journey through bustling markets, the halls of prestigious universities, and the criminal underworld. Richly told and profoundly moving, this is a tale of strong women, devoted siblings, and fathers struggling with moral crisis against the backdrop of history.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
The trailer for PACHINKO looks amazing. Nervous about this. I absolutely loved the book! @minjinlee11      source
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Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Richard Hofstadter - 1964-01-01 (first published in 1963)
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning book sheds light on the prevalence of anti-intellectualism in American society. The author delves into the evolution of American education and how it has impacted the concept of intellect. He argues that both anti-intellectualism and utilitarianism are rooted in America's cultural heritage, not just democracy. A thought-provoking read that explores the role of intellect in a democratic society.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Reminded me of Richard Hofstadter’s important book published, I believe, in 1963. _Anti-intellectualism in American Life_. Here is the pdf. Take a look.      source
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America on Fire
The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s
Elizabeth Hinton - 2021-05-18
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"America on Fire" takes readers on a troubling journey through the history of racial injustice and its consequences, including urban uprisings and rebellions sparked by police violence. Through exclusive sources, the author uncovers a previously hidden geography of violence and reveals how the optimistic story of a post-civil rights United States is nothing but a myth. This book is a powerful corrective to the widely held belief in progress towards greater inclusiveness and equality, and a warning that unless we fundamentally change our approach to systemic racism, rebellions will continue in the future.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Take a look at the review by @PenielJoseph and read this powerful book by @elizabhinton!      source
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Ibram X. Kendi
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Making the World Over
Confronting Racism, Misogyny, and Xenophobia in U.S. History (Richard E. Myers Lectures)
R. Marie Griffith - 2021-05-04
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A timely and insightful exploration of the societal issues that divide us, from discrimination and political schisms to misogyny and racism. As Much Truth as One Can Bear goes beyond simple analysis to offer real solutions for encouraging productive discourse and finding a way forward. Expertly researched and thoughtfully presented, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to bridge the cultural and social rifts that threaten our world.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Wonderful book!      source
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A Place Like Mississippi
A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape
W. Ralph Eubanks - 2021-03-16
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Explore the connection between Mississippi's landscapes and some of America's most revered literature with W. Ralph Eubanks' The Literary Landscape of Mississippi. Eubanks brings insider knowledge as a native Mississippian and an understanding of the state's writers to his expertly nuanced tour of the varied and complex natural places that have inspired generations of authors. This book delves into the rich literary legacy of Mississippi and uncovers how its landscapes, often hiding a complicated and at times bloody history, have informed the work of some of America's most treasured authors.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Really enjoying @Wralpheubanks powerful book, _A Place Like Mississippi_      source
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South to America
A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation
Imani Perry - 2022-01-25
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"South to America" takes readers on an essential journey through the American South and its impact on American identity. In this powerful and thought-provoking book, author Imani Perry argues that the South is the heartland of the nation, shaping our history, wealth, and politics. Through personal stories and historical anecdotes, Perry reveals the truth about life in the South and its connection to the broader narrative of American culture. Her journey brings her in contact with Southerners from all walks of life, offering an honest and sensitive portrayal of their rituals, traditions, and struggles. As discussions about the South rise again, "South to America" serves as a reminder that to build a more humane future for the United States, we must center our focus below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
@imaniperry has done it again! This book is amazing.      source
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