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How our government segregated America 

The Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action presents author Richard Rothstein on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrary Function Room of Yawkey Center. Rothstein will discuss his new book,  The Color of Law: A Forgotten … Continue reading

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Dissidence

In her new book, Philosophy and Dissidence in Cold War Europe (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016), Assistant Professor of Philosophy Aspen E. Brinton examines the ways Cold War dissidents in Central and Eastern Europe turned to the past for inspiration in order to change … Continue reading

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Democrats and Republicans

In their new book, Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats (Oxford University Press, 2016), authors Matt Grossmann and David A. Hopkins reveal how Democrats and Republicans think differently about politics, rely on distinct sources of information, argue past one another, … Continue reading

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A Bully Nation

In his new book Bully Nation: How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society (University Press of Kansas, 2016), author Charles Derber, a sociologist at Boston College, argues that bullying is not limited to a personal, psychological issue but is a structural … Continue reading

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Talk of the town: Richardson’s book on the GOP

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (Basic Books, 2014) by Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson (cited in BC Bookmarks on 9/17) has received a lot of attention this election season. Here is a sampling of some of the … Continue reading

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Minority rights

In his new book Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2014), historian and Boston College alumnus Kyle G. Volk focuses on grassroot moral reforms in the early nineteenth century to show how immigrants, black northerners, abolitionists, … Continue reading

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Oscar winner Oliver Stone

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, authors of the book The Untold History of the United States, will speak on “Bush and Obama: The Age of Terror” at Boston College’s Robsham Theater on April 5. Stone and Kuznick have a companion TV … Continue reading

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