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Book Club

The Book Club meets once a month at 10am (on the 3rd Friday of the month) in the Church Library to review and discuss books of high interest. Everyone is invited to attend.

The club chairmen are: Peter Philip (201-666-0105) and Jon Sterling (201-967-7950).

Book Club News

The next Book Club meeting is scheduled for September 152023 at 10:00am in the Church Library

The book discussed at the meeting in September will be "Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877"
by Eric Foner .

The discussion will be lead by Alan Stein.

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Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans - black and white - responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery.

 

It addresses the ways in which the emancipated slaves' quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction; the remodeling of Southern society and the place of planters, merchants, and small farmers within it; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.

This "smart book of enormous strengths" remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period - an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

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