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The work of top scholars to understand how state structures—rather than moments of crisis or partisan realignment—shape political history informs the collection Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (The University of Chicago Press, 2018), edited by Mason B. Williams, leadership studies and political science professor, et. al.

Religion professor Jeffrey Israel explores how people from different backgrounds can pursue justice together, even as they play with divisive grudges, prejudices and desires in their cultural lives, in Living with Hate in American Politics and Religion: How Popular Culture Can Defuse Intractable Differences (Columbia University Press, 2019).

In Before the Mayflower: A Novel (Choir Alley Press, 2018), J.L. Rose, the pseudonym for Jennifer (Hallett) Sinsigalli ’96, chronicles the lives of the fictional Okes family, connecting characters via the printing press, in the 33 years leading up to the Mayflower voyage.

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