Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
ISBN: 1432885162
EAN13: 9781432885168
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 10, 2021
Pages: 678
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Library Binding
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - OPRAH'S BOK CLUB PICK - LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOK AWARD - An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.--Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not.

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie Read More chevron_right

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