The Divorce Colony, by April White

Staff Pick

While South Dakota might come to mind as a socially progressive state, White's study brings us back to the Gilded Age when it was a safe haven for women getting out of bad marriages and other, even worse, situations. For those obsessed with this era, this book is a peek beyond the lavish society balls into what women had to do to claim their agency--and it's a vivid reminder of how far we've come.



The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier By April White Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306827662
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Published: Hachette Books - June 14th, 2022

Secret City, by James Kirchick

Staff Pick

This book proves that everything you ever knew about official Washington--and Presidential politics from FDR to Clinton--was wrong. Too many of the real stories and the most important thinkers were kept inside a destructive closet.  This incredibly researched book showcases the gay people who really made things happen.

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ISBN: 9781627792325
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 31st, 2022

Dirt Road Revival, by Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward

Staff Pick

There's been a lot of speculation as to how, when, if, and, why the Democratic Party has let down rural voters. This book offers a critical love letter to the Party from a 25-year-old candidate and her equally young campaign manager about how they took the best and left the worst of what the Party had to offer in order to win a seat in the state legislature from the most rural of all rural counties in Maine.





Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends On It By Chloe Maxmin, Canyon Woodward Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807007518
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Published: Beacon Press - May 10th, 2022