February 11, 2021
Michele Smith’s picks
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The concept of caste has been around long before the concept of race. In her book, Caste, Isabel Wilkerson takes us on a trip through the Hindu caste system, the Nazi plan to exterminate Jews and others deemed inferior, and through to the caste system in America, which is based on race. As an artificial hierarchy, caste determines one’s place in society and which members will benefit from having better access to resources.
Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation, by Peter Cozzens