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Andrew Hartman

Reading Black Reconstruction in America: Entry 1

This past weekend I began a first read of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction in America. It’s been on my reading list for some time, but I will be meeting some colleagues later in the year for a discussion. Courtesy of its length—729 pages of text in my single-volume version—I need to get going. Based on the progress I made over the weekend, however, I’m not worried about finishing. I’m in. I want to know where Du Bois will take the story, even after only reading chapter one. Read more