How the South Won the Civil War by Heather Cox Richardson

Heather Cox Richardson has the ability of great historians to say “see these events today?” and write a compelling narrative to explain how it started hundreds of years ago and continued to the current day. This book clearly spells out how the suppression and demonization of Blacks by 17th century southern land owners continued to be a successful way of the rich and powerful dominating the 21st century. Read the book, subscribe to her newsletter, or both.
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

When I was young I shied away from this story because I thought I knew it all from the movies and I thought Tiny Tim was sappy. But for the past couple of decades I have re-read this beautiful little book almost every Christmas and everytime I come away with a new insight; sometimes small, sometimes big.
It’s not too late to read it for Christmas this year. It’s a short book and can easily be read in an evening. When our kids were young we read it a once or twice in the lead up to Christmas; reading 1 chapter a night. The kids are all grown up now so I read it on my own.

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Reading: The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth Of Other SunsAuthor: Isabel WilkersonCopyright: 2010Type: Non-FictionFinished: July 4, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars. Image from Amazon Between 1915 and 1970 over 6 million Black southerners escaped Jim Crow by uprooting their lives and moving north and west.  “They fled as if under a spell or a high fever. ‘They… Continue reading Reading: The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson