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Reader recommendation: Been in the Storm So Long

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By Donna Estry, Ypsilanti, Mich. / January 6, 2014


I have been impressed by the depth of research and the ideas in Leon F. Litwack's Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. He shows the myths and truths about what really went on when freedom first came to the enslaved in the South.

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