Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Twenty-six of the best nonfiction books of 2023

One title on Publishers Weekly's list of the best nonfiction books of 2023:
America’s Black Capital: How African Americans Remade Atlanta in the Shadow of the Confederacy by Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar

In an artfully told and richly detailed narrative, Ogbar complicates African American history by highlighting Atlanta’s early emergence as a powerhouse of Black economic and political life despite its location in the heart of a neo-Confederate stronghold. Subject to relentless persecution, Black Atlantans developed a philosophy of self-reliance that, Ogbar shows, interacted in dynamic ways with later civil rights activism.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 99 Test: America's Black Capital.

--Marshal Zeringue