Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896 Book Reading with Charles Postel
An in-depth study of American social movements after the Civil War and their lessons for today by a prizewinning historian
The Civil War unleashed a torrent of claims for equality—in the chaotic years following the war, former slaves, women’s rights activists, farmhands, and factory workers all engaged in the pursuit of the meaning of equality in America. This contest resulted in experiments in collective action, as millions joined leagues and unions. In Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866–1886, Charles Postel demonstrates how taking stock of these movements forces us to rethink some of the central myths of American history.
A book reading with San Francisco State's Charles Postel at Book Shop West Portal on September 26th, 2019.
Link to the event on the shop's page can be found HERE.