The 40 Best Books of 2016

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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, Patrick Phillips (Norton)
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, Patrick Phillips (Norton)

One of the most frightening and important books of the year, the first work of nonfiction from poet Phillips looks at one of the worst acts of racial terrorism in American history — the 1912 terror campaign against black residents of Forsyth County, Georgia, who were driven from their homes by mobs of violent white racists.

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