Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy

In this book, Savoy looks at the relationship between the American landscape and racialized communities by exploring her experiences and the experiences of marginalized, enslaved, and displaced communities. It’s a fascinating and difficult trip through history and around the country.
While the content is difficult, the writing is beautiful. I was pulled in and entranced by the way she wove through stories that explain the human story of America’s history.

I read this for the #alliesinthelandscape reading group, lead by @jessicajlee on Twitter (the first discussion was Sunday night, but she also provides questions that you can reflect on by yourself). In retrospect, I don’t think I have the time to fully engage in the reading group, but I’m going to try and check in each week to reflect on the conversations and read the books.

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