Dan Sharfstein, “The Invisible Line”

My friend and former It’s Academic teammate Dan Sharfstein has a new book out, The Invisible Line.  I haven’t read it but it’s surely terrific.  Not to mention well-blurbed:

The Invisible Line offers a trilogy of remarkable tales brimming with risk taking, camouflage, irony, narrow escapes, misgivings, regret, delight, and full-scale human drama. Excellent histories have been published about the Great Migration of twentieth-century African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, but, until now, no authoritative and cumulative work has looked at this preceding and overlapping social movement of race changing. One by one, or family by family, since the dawn of American history, individuals have slipped through the loopholes of racial identity. This book overthrows nearly everything Americans thought they knew about race.”
—Melissa Fay Greene, author of Praying for Sheetrock and There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Her Country’s Children

Highly recommended.

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2 thoughts on “Dan Sharfstein, “The Invisible Line”

  1. Xander says:

    Thanks for the pointer. Having read (and appreciated!) some of Melissa Fay Greene’s work, I value her opinion highly.

  2. [...] I blogged about Dan’s book before I read it and said “it’s surely terrific.”  Now I’ve read it, and it is! [...]

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