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Whether city-dwellers or rural populations, coastal or heartland; no matter the race, gender identity, creed or sexual orientation; the experiences of each American matter. Staying in touch with disparate parts of such a large nation can be daunting, and in recent months many of us have been considering how to puncture our bubbles.
For news organizations, that means committing to covering regional and local news stories around the country. For politicians, it might mean listening tours.
Studies have suggested that reading literary fiction can increase empathy. Literary nonfiction may carry similar effects, by offering carefully observed portraits of human frailties and societal change, and it can certainly build a broader base of knowledge about the realities faced by Americans.
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The author grew up in a suburb of St. Jude, has been recognized as a veiled copy of his own hometown. Like Franzen, the three adult children of the Lambert family have dispersed to the East Coast in search of a more stimulating life than their parents had, but as the novel commences they are returning home for the holidays and taking stock of how their adventurous coastal lives have gone embarrassingly wrong.
Judebut neither does it glamorize the lives of those who escape to bustling coastal metropolitan areas. When they began at Central, white students and parents met them with a flood of hatred and abuse.
The Arkansas governor, Orval Faubus, sent the National Guard to prevent them from even entering the school. President Dwight Eisenhower eventually ordered federal troops to ensure the Little Rock Nine would be admitted to the school.
This is one of the most iconic moments in American civil rights history, but it was more than a moment. Pattillo, who later became a reporter, reflected on those years in this searing memoir. He also examines the slipperiness of those racial divides in a society where many white slaveowners raped women they held in bondage and parented children of mixed-race heritage.
Light in August dissects these dynamics through the character of Joe Christmas, an orphan who believes he has some African American blood, though he appears white.
The novel examines the trauma born from this deeply ingrained hatred, and reveals how the judicial and law enforcement systems can be deployed to protect white supremacy. The Carver children, resentful of the abrupt change in their social situation, grow into middle age in a state of arrested development, unmarried and perpetually grasping back toward their youth.
When their aging father decides to remarry, they come together to attempt to block the marriage and maintain their remaining inheritance. She takes on anti-black racism, a lesbian love story between the two women who run the Whistle Stop Cafe, and domestic violence.
The novel also explores the devastation inflicted on areas that are bypassed by economic progress; when the rail yard in Whistle Stop closes, the community withers.
Fort Benning Blues, Mark Busby A base that houses overmilitary personnel, civilians and family, Fort Benning has a well-established place in American military history.
Tens of thousands of service members and recruits pass through training there each year. The debut novel deals with a faith healing gone wrong in an evangelical church and the grim consequences for a community under the thrall of a charismatic, snake-charming minister.
Cash looks closely at how the overpowering influence of Christian churches in America can allow charlatans to exploit vulnerable people and permit people to ignore or overlook real danger in their midst. Blight In the aftermath of the racist and violent demonstrations conducted by neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and other far-right hate groups in Charlottesville, which were nominally organized in protest of the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E.
Lee, a long-simmering conversation about the value of Confederate monuments has exploded. The Charlottesville city council voted earlier this year to remove the statue of Lee and to rename the park in which it stands. The long campaign to redeem the Confederate cause, and to separate it from the stigma of white supremacy, proves to have been itself in service of white supremacy.Wabash Trace Nature Trail spans mi.
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