Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson

496 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

nonfiction history politics psychology race sociology challenging informative reflective medium-paced


The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.“As we go about our daily lives...

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