Take My Hand is the story of a young African-American nurse who finds herself administering trial sterilization shots to young African-American girls.
The Law Says What? Stuff You Didn’t Know About the Law is a quick primer about the legal system, simplify legal concepts, give examples and source them as well
In 1901 the country woke up to a shock, the previous day 16 October, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner at the executive mansion (known today as the White House) with the First Family. Not only black, but a former slave, the invitation created fodder for news papers, vile cartoons and vulgar songs.
About: The Street Sweeper by Australian historian Elliot Perlman is a fictional book which deals with the American struggle for civil rights and the Holocaust. The book beautifully ties together the idea that we are all human and touch each other’s lives. The publisher is giving away one advanced reader copy (ARC) of this book— enter at the end of the post. 640 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover ISBN: 1594488479 My rating for The Street Sweeper – 5 Buy & Save on The Street Sweeper through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon | Kindle| Book Depository US | Book Depository UK More books by Elliot Perlman Thoughts: The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman is storytelling at its best. The book manages to bring complex ideas to the forefront of the reader’s attention such as what is history, how do we record it or pass it along as well as the importance of firsthand accounts. A well written and sweeping book which touches many subjects and ties them all together in a humane sense rather than the meticulous books we read about history. However, the main point of the book, for me, was the importance of remembering history, not as dry dates and figures but from the point of view of people who are real people,…
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick is an amazing book which is readable and thoughtful. Mr. Margolick managed to tackle tough issues with honesty and sensitivity which are rare in today’s world.
While this is certainly not a history book, the lives of the women follow the national struggles (civil rights for example) which got national attention