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Friends Journal Books, January 2018

This month鈥檚 reviews include The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein; Lucretia Mott Speaks edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer; and Race and Place by David P. Leong.

 

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

By Richard Rothstein. Liveright, 2017. 368 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $17.95/paperback (May 2018); $26.23/eBook. The title of this fascinating analysis of racialized [鈥

David Breitzmann currently serves on Ministry and Oversight Committee at San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, where he cofounded #FridayFoodSharing and foodrev.org (a nonprofit food delivery service for the poor). He is in discernment for application to seminary for pastoral care and public policy in 2018. He is on Twitter as @BlackQuaker.


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Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer. University of Illinois Press, 2017. 304 pages. $75/hardcover; [鈥

Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.


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Race & Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation

By David P. Leong, IVP Books, 2017. 208 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. I couldn鈥檛 put down David Leong鈥檚 guide because it [鈥

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


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Rhythms of Grace / An Unhurried Leader

Rhythms of Grace: Life鈥怱aving Disciplines for Spiritual Leaders. By David O. Williams. Barclay Press, 2017. 138 pages. $14/paperback. An Unhurried [鈥

Chris Mohr is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., a trustee of Friends Publishing Corp. (publisher of Friends Journal), and the executive director of Friends Center in Philadelphia.


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Solutionary Rail: A people鈥恜owered campaign to electrify America鈥檚 railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future

By Bill Moyer, Patrick Mazza and the Solutionary Rail Team. Backbone Campaign, 2016. 107 pages. $19.95/paperback. Many years ago, as [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and active in New England Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Earthcare Ministry Committee. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


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The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict

By Aaron T. Wolf. Island Press, 2017. 205 pages. $30/paperback; $29.99/eBook. Island Press publishes books on environmental issues, often involving [鈥

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and co-authors of Earthcare for Children. Both trained as AVP facilitators.


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Trouble I鈥檝e Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

By Drew G. I. Hart. Herald Press, 2016. 157 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. A few months ago, I walked to [鈥

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