by Jefferson Cowie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY
An “important, deeply affecting—and regrettably relevant” (New York Times) chronicle of a sinister idea of freedom: white Americans’ freedom to oppress others and their fight against the government that got in their way.
American freedom is typically associated with the fight of the oppressed for a better world. But for centuries, whenever the federal government intervened on behalf of nonwhite people, many white Americans fought back in the name of freedom—their freedom to dominate others.
Interview with the Author
The Road to Now
#255 Freedom’s Dominion w/ Jefferson Cowie
12/5/22 76 min
Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York
Jefferson Cowie on Freedom’s Dominion
1/3/23 54 min
New Books Network
Jefferson Cowie, “Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power” (Basic Book, 2022)
3/10/23 57 min
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