Harvard Book Club --Thursday August 16

The next Harvard Club of Cincinnati Book Club meeting is set for Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bronte Cafe in the Joseph Beth Bookstore.

The selected book is "Reconstruction:  A Concise History," by Allen C. Guelzo.
While Reconstruction saw the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments, expanding the rights and suffrage of African Americans, it largely failed to chart a progressive course for race relations after the abolition of slavery and the rise of Jim Crow.  It also struggled to manage the Southern resistance towards a Northern free-labor economy.  However, these failures cannot obscure a number of accomplishments with long-term consequences for American life, among them the Civil Rights Act, the election of the first African American representatives to Congress, and the avoidance of renewed civil war.
Reconstruction suffered from poor leadership and uncertainty of direction, but it also laid the groundwork for renewed struggles for racial equality during the civil rights movement.

In this concise history, award-winning historian Allen C. Guelzo delves into the constitutional, political, and social issues behind Reconstruction to provide a lucid and original account of a historical moment that left an indelible mark on the American social fabric.

 

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Other Books Recently Suggested:

"Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice and Redemption," by Bryan Stevenson

"One Hundred Years of Solitude," by Gabriel Garcia Marques

"100 Things to See in the Night Sky:  From Planets to Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing," by Dean Regas

     "Social Science Methods for Psychodynamic Inquiry," by William R.

Meyers

     "Personal History," by Katharine Graham

     "Homo Deus:  A brief History of Tomorrow," by Yuval Noal Harari

     "Plrknib," by Alex Bernstein

     "The Red Tent," by Anita Diamant

     "Commander in Chief:  FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943," by Nigel Hamilton

     "The Mantle of Command," by Nigel Hamilton

 

When:

Thursday, 08/16/18 at 7:30pm - 9:00pm | iCal

Where:

Bronte Cafe: Joseph Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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September will be a fiction month.  If you have suggestions or other concerns, please contact Book Club Chair Steve Strauss, sdstrauss@earthlink.net or 321 0967.