All our recommendations...
Stuff that's inspiring us headed into 2023
Hey everyone, we hope 2022 is coming to a nice close and that you have exciting things ahead in 2023. We recently did a two-part series in which we recommended lots of works of history — academic and more “popular” — that inspired us this year, and that has influenced our thinking going into the new year.
Here are all the things we recommended, in very scattershot order. It’s a lot. We talked about why we liked this work in the episodes, so here we’ll just provide links, and you can click around and see what intrigues. Here we go…
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The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family
Disabilities of the Color Line: Redressing Anti-Blackness from Slavery to the Present
(Jody mentioned he’s looking forward to more research about the Box 13 scandal in 2023)
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Back to the recommendations…
Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound
The Black vanguard in white utopiasI'm SO EXCITED to reveal a magazine feature I've been working on for months (and thinking about for years): theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… It's about the myths of progress in America, and about how we—in politics, policy, and the media—overrate invention and underrate implementation.theatlantic.comWhy the Age of American Progress EndedInvention alone can’t change the world; what matters is what happens next.
Phew! That was a lot, but we think we got it all. Let us know if you end up reading or listening to any of the picks, and do keep the suggestions coming on Twitter or in the comments of this post. Thanks for listening, we’ll see you soon!