Trinity Church Social Justice Discussion Group on Books About Racism
Our Trinity Discussion Group meets via Zoom. The book we will discuss is Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy.
Published: January 7, 2020 Author: David Zuccino
An Amazon “Best of January” Selection
A Library Journal “2020 Title to Watch”
A Publishers Weekly, New York Post, and Literary Hub “Book of the Week”
“A judicious and riveting new history… The publication of a book like Zucchino’s, [is] a sign that, however late and reluctantly, America is becoming conscious of the racial violence that insured white supremacy after Reconstruction.”—New Yorker
“Brilliant… Zucchino, a contributing writer for the New York Times, does not overwrite the scenes. His moral judgement stands at a distance. He simply describes what happened and the lies told to justify it all… The details contained in the last part of the book are heart-wrenching. With economy and a cinematic touch, Zucchino recounts the brutal assault on black Wilmington.”—New York Times
“David Zucchino offers a gripping account of one of the most disturbing, though virtually unknown, political events in American history… As befits a serious journalist, he avoids polemics and lets events speak for themselves…. truth of post-Civil War history from the tenacious mythology of racism.”—Wall Street Journal
“Pulitzer prize-winning journalist David Zucchino illuminates a harrowing historical incident, the Wilmington coup of 1898 … In doing so, he does a lot to explain our own interesting times…. riveting book.”—Guardian
“The dumbfounding, true story in David Zucchino’s Wilmington’s Lie [is] so lacerating, so appalling you often can’t believe what you’re reading…. The Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Inquirer staffer is a tireless, resourceful reporter, an incisive social analyst, and a direct, often elegant writer.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
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ALL are welcome and encouraged to join us. If you can’t make time to read the book, you are still welcome to join to listen to the discussion from those who have read the book and contribute your reflections.
Please contact Brian Scanlan to join or with any questions: email@example.com