Tell Me What You’re Reading #2: Dr. Hardin Coleman on rival regional cultures; President Grant; and finding common interests to address inequality
Hardin comes from many generations of teachers, social workers and Episcopal ministers (one of whom operated the Underground Railroad in St. Louis, helping slaves flee their captivity). Hardin’s depth, commitment and passion, likely borne out of his rich heritage, comes through in his remarks.
Dr. Hardin Coleman served for almost ten years as Dean of the School of Education at Boston University and is now a Boston University Professor of Counseling Psychology.
Hardin is an educator, and an impassioned educator at that . . . and my discussion with Hardin reminded my of the political science courses I took many years ago, with Professors Howard Zinn and Murray Levin at Boston University, except that Hardin’s analysis was at least at the graduate program level.
My wife Carol met Hardin several years ago when she served on an Advisory Board for the Boston University School of Education, and we have enjoyed getting to know Hardin and his wife Gail in the last several years.
Learn more about Dr. Coleman.
What Hardin is reading . . .
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard
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American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White
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Read the reviews: New York Times
The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Rev Dr. William J. Barber II
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Read the reviews: Bill Moyers
and more . . .
Grant by Ron Chernow
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New York Times Review
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
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The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV, by Robert Caro
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and culture in Crisis, by J. D. Vance
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Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage by Jason Kander
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You Have the Power: How to Take Back Our Country and Restore Democracy in America by Howard Dean
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