Effete Liberal Book Club (Next Up?)

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I think it's worth talking about whether we want to continue after Battle Cry Of Freedom, and if so, where to? Eric Foner's Reconstruction has been the frontrunner. I would put in a word for Howe's What Hath God Wrought. Should we mix in some fiction? Maybe some primary docs? Let's open the thing up for discussion. We don't need an answer right now.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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