CHARACTERS Ñ The Broken Heart of America

SUMMARY The Broken Heart of America

CHARACTERS Ñ The Broken Heart of America ´ A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation told through the turbulent history of the city of St LouisFrom Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson American history has been made in St Louis And as Walter Johnson shows in this A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation told through the turbulent history of the city of St LouisFrom Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson American history has been made in St Louis And as Walter Johnson shows in this searing book th. very highly recommend this for all St Louis folks

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America's most radical city home to anti capitalist immigrants the Civil War's first general emancipation and the nation's first general strike a legacy of resistance that endures A blistering history of a city's rise and decline The Broken Heart of America will forever change how we think about the United States. I used to teach high school US History to teenagers in North St Louis Before Ferguson

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The Broken Heart of AmericaE city exemplifies how imperialism racism and capitalism have persistently entwined to corrupt the nation's past St Louis was a staging post for Indian removal and imperial expansion and its wealth grew on the backs of its poor black residents from slavery through redlining and urban renewal But it was once also. I am a third generation St Louisan and this is the history about my city that I have b