Re-thinking Booker T. Washington
I'm a guest blogger this week at the TPM Cafe Book Club, part of TalkingPointsMemo.com. The topic is Robert J. Norrell's reinterpretation of Booker T. Washington, Up from History. The other invited bloggers are Ralph Luker and Joseph Lowndes. So far, these two are pretty restrained in their critique of Norrell's sympathetic portrait, but I think the lid may blow.