Originally published in the 1930s, in a country awakened by Black Lives Matter to the continuing problems of police violence against unarmed Black people and pervasive white supremacy, DuBois’ classic is more relevant than ever.
‘Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877’ by Eric Foner
Foner’s book is the classic text on Reconstruction, the long-ignored period that turns out to be crucial to understanding America today.
‘A Fool’s Errand’ by Albion Tourgée
A good if not great novel, for historical value alone Tourgée’s sympathetic story of Reconstruction deserves a place on the shelf with novels by Twain, Wharton, and other 19th century American greats.