Vermont Humanities

America the Violent: How Group Terror Has Shaped the Nation’s Life

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Reading and Discussion

The United States is a nation defined by violence, sometimes heroic and sometimes monstrous. Through a combination of both fiction and non-fiction, this series explores the connection between mob violence and American culture, historically spurred often by racism. This series was developed by the Quechee Library.

Books in this Series

  • Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
  • The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP by Alex Tresniowski
  • Advancing Luna and Ida B. Wells by Alice Walker
  • The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

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Vermont Humanities*** June 1, 2022