Books for Post-Election Understanding

The 2016 Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton highlighted both political polarization and misunderstanding of the wide variety of ways of being in the United States of America. This is a list of books for understanding both sides of the divisiveness with a focus on classism, hopefully as a precursor to reconciliation.
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message 1: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Kennedy Politics of Resentment by Katherine Cramer is another one for this list - with a focus on Wisconsin and rural voters there, and perceptions of political power and respect.


message 2: by Beth (new)

Beth I was making my own post-election list, and stumbled upon this. I already had the top 6 on my Already Read or Want to Read list. I'll be adding some more.


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