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Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation

  • Lewes Public Library 111 Adams Avenue Lewes United States (map)

A partnership of the History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library, this monthly discussion group focuses on books to be featured at the 2019 Festival. The group is open to all lovers of history and meets at the Library (111 Adams Avenue, Lewes) on the third Wednesday of the month at 2 pm.

This month's book is "Practical Equality", by Robert Tsai.


"Practical Equality" is an original and compelling book on the intersection of law and society. Tsai, a leading expert on constitutional law who has written widely in the popular press, traces challenges to equality throughout American history: from the oppression of emancipated slaves after the Civil War to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to President Trump’s ban on Muslim travelers. He applies lessons from these and other past struggles to such pressing contemporary issues as the rights of sexual minorities and the homeless, racism in the criminal justice system, police brutality, voting restrictions, oppressive measures against migrants, and more.

Deeply researched and well argued, Practical Equality offers a sense of optimism and a guide to pursuing equality for activists, lawyers, public officials, and concerned citizens.

Author Robert Tsai will join the discussion by Skype.

Registration is requested.
Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stopping by the Circulation Desk.
Walk ins are welcome.

Purchase "Practical Equality" at Browseabout Books
Copies will be available at the library circulation desk.

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