Hard Books You’ll Be Glad You Read

Here are the hard books I hope to read (or re-read) this summer:

Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism by Damon T. Berry

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God by Kelly Brown Douglass

A Most Dangerous Book:Tacitus’ Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich by Christopher B. Krebs

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: An Informal Autobiography by Lorraine Hansberry

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision by Barbara Ransby

Let me know what hard books you are reading!

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