Works

Gospel cover imageGospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

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“A brilliant new reading of ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail.’ . . . an indispensable guide to one of the most important documents of the twentieth century.” Daniel T. Rodgers, the Lea Professor of History, Princeton University, author of Age of Fracture (more)

ocument 1The Word of the Lord is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Absolutely brilliant . . . Fantastic, an amazing book.” —Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (more)

CanarsieCanarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism

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“The rise of Ronald Reagan and the politics of the 1980s surprised many of the country’s best-known analysts. . . Jonathan Rieder was in the right place at the right time -the streets and kitchens of Canarsie, Brooklyn- to understand what was actually happening (and going to happen next) in American politics.”-Richard Reeves (more)

FractiousNationThe Fractious Nation: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

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“A bracing challenge to widely held beliefs about cultural and political fragmentation in the United States today. The Fractious Nation? may well change the debate on issues ranging from multiculturalism and race relations to governance and public philosophy.”—William A. Galston, Brookings Institution (more)