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Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. She is the author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History.
 (November 2020)

African-American cowboys in Bonham, Texas, circa 1913

The Real Texas

Five new books on one of the fastest-growing states in the country

In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

by Larry McMurtry, with an introduction by Diana Ossana

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

by Lawrence Wright

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

by Monica Muñoz Martinez

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas

by Stephen Harrigan

America’s Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

by Lucas A. Powe Jr.

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October 24, 2019 issue

Hank Willis Thomas: In a Non-Violent Movement, Unmerited Suffering Is Redemptive, from the installation Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around, 2016. The image appears in the book Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, just published by Aperture and the Portland Art Museum, with an exhibition to follow next year. The original photograph is by Spider Martin, 1965.

MLK: What We Lost

Figures like Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks have now become “safe” in ways they never were when they were operating at the height of their powers.

To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

by Michael K. Honey

Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

by Joseph Rosenbloom

The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jason Sokol

The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age

by Patrick Parr

To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry

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November 8, 2018 issue

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