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American Rule

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American Rule by Jared Yates Sexton
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Sep 15, 2020 | ISBN 9781524745714

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“Jared Yates Sexton unmasks the horrors of the Trump era—and the fictions that have been created to whitewash them—by rooting them in the stories we have told ourselves for two centuries to hide away the white supremacy, violent conquest and subjugation, xenophobia, nativist nationalism and plutocracy that have periodically darkened our history. A historical strip-mining that’s as brutal as the past it uncovers—and the present political moment it lays bare.”
—Greg Sargent, author of An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics

“Coming to terms with the aftermath of Trump’s election in 2016, Jared Yates Sexton, like so many, realized he had been taught a deeply partial version of American history, one that couldn’t explain where the country had suddenly found itself. Impressively researched, vividly written, impassioned and ambitious, American Rule tells the other side of the story, offering a counter-history that resists received narratives and takes a bold, urgent step toward reframing the histories of America the nation choose to tell itself.”
—Sarah Churchwell, author of Behold, America: The Entangled History of “America First” and “the American Dream”

“A ‘chronicle of oppression’ that makes a rousing counter to the usual celebratory narratives of the American past.”
Kirkus

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