Two Nations, Indivisible: A History of Inequality in America by Jamie L. Bronstein
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Overview: In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson famously asserted that "all men are created equal." Likewise, social mobility the idea that any child can grow up to be president has been key to the myth of what makes America great. Yet the hard truth is that inequality of both opportunity and resulting condition has been a defining feature of America’s story. Written by a comparative labor historian, this book combines economic and social history with intellectual history to reveal the major trends of inequality that have been evident in America from Revolutionary times through the present.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History