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READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ The Broken Heart of America Õ A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation told through the turbulent history of the city of St LouisFrom Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson American history has been made in St Louis And as Walter Johnson America's most radical city home to anti capitalist immigrants the Civil War's first general emancipation and the nation's first general strike a legacy of resistance that endures A blistering history of a city's rise and decline The Broken Heart of America will forever change how we think about the United States. This book is phenomenal So much STL history bursting forth from these here pages The book does a telling of the racist and violent history in St Louis from settlement to present day I am sure this book could be written about many other cities all over America but there is a certain poetry centering the focus on St Louis Missouri the center of the country straddling North and South East and West The book is a history but it is not sugar coating anything for you And unlike your history text books if someone is racist or policies are racist the author will plainly tell you how racist it all is So that being said he's not trying to politely and carefully show you the light There is so mUCH in here talking about it all will take pages I think that there are definitely many sections I will have to revisit a few times as there is as much depth as there is breadth and to be honest some of the policy and the latter chapters gets a bit complicated though also was explained better than I've ever had those policies explained to me before So def lots to learn whether to learn for the first time relearn or reframe STL history this book had a little bit of all of that for me

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E city exemplifies how imperialism racism and capitalism have persistently entwined to corrupt the nation's past St Louis was a staging post for Indian removal and imperial expansion and its wealth grew on the backs of its poor black residents from slavery through redlining and urban renewal But it was once also. Though I haven’t read it in over 25 years I kept thinking back to Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States” as I listened to this one That’s high praise The difference being of course that instead of a nation sized epic this book focuses on one city and covers it in a way that one is not likely to find in local civics history textbook The history of St Louis here is covered from its Native American beginnings to the first white settlers From first setting foot the white majority would rule in a manner that advanced their interests While the book celebrates the many important figures that emerged from the area especially in the first part of the 20th century it documents the hardships faced by the minority community in spite of efforts to organize who were time and again repressed It eventually gets to the riots in Ferguson but not before adeuately explaining the structural issues in place that led to the demonstrations The author does an exemplary job explaining State and local tax incentive financing which have been disastrous for the communities not benefitting from the local businesses being supported Overall a great microcosm of why so many things are broken in the US today and how it got here

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The Broken Heart of AmericaA searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation told through the turbulent history of the city of St LouisFrom Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson American history has been made in St Louis And as Walter Johnson shows in this searing book th. very highly recommend this for all St Louis folks