Democracy & Dissent Book Group

This group, facilitated by Gisela Jernigan, discusses non-fiction books on many topics, most with a  political-sociological bent. They've discussed books about education, politics, food, urban planning, border issues, economics, and issues of race and culture.
 
This group meets on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00pm.
 
Don't forget!
Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.
 

 

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544947108
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 18th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00pm.

The enslavement of communities from North America and the Caribbean broke down entire nations and irreparably erased cultural and political ecosystems. American schoolchildren are taught that smallpox was the epidemic that gutted Native American populations after exposure to Europeans. In this award-winning book, Reséndez suggests that the epidemic was actually the Europeans themselves.


Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation Cover Image
By John Freeman (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143131038
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00pm.

Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America--including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, and Rebecca Solnit.
From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world’s most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation.