The Broken Heart of America The Broken Heart of America

The Broken Heart of America

St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States

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Publisher Description

A searing and "magisterial" (Cornel West, New York Times–bestselling author of Democracy Matters) history of American racial exploitation and resistance, told through the turbulent past of the city of St. Louis
From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has been made in St. Louis. And as Walter Johnson shows in this searing book, the city exemplifies how imperialism, racism, and capitalism have persistently entwined to corrupt the nation's past.
St. Louis was a staging post for Indian removal and imperial expansion, and its wealth grew on the backs of its poor black residents, from slavery through redlining and urban renewal. But it was once also America's most radical city, home to anti-capitalist immigrants, the Civil War's first general emancipation, and the nation's first general strike—a legacy of resistance that endures.
A blistering history of a city's rise and decline, The Broken Heart of America will forever change how we think about the United States.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2020
April 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
528
Pages
PUBLISHER
Basic Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
34.3
MB

Customer Reviews

RegularBruh ,

Eye opening

This is the book I needed to read in order to connect the dots of what has been happening in the last 40 years of my life.

Think of this as an origin story for systemic racism.

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