Heather Cox Richardson on the Complexities of American Democracy
In Conversation with Roxanne Coady on Just the Right Book
Roxanne Coady talks with Heather Cox Richardson, the bestselling author of Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America, in which the historian and author of the newsletter Letters From An American explores the roots and complexities of American democracy, the challenges we face in the present, and the potential paths forward.
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Heather Cox Richardsonis Professor of History at Boston College. She has written about the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and the American West in award-winning books whose subjects stretch from the European settlement of the North American continent to the history of the Republican Party through the Trump administration. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and The Guardian, among other outlets. She is the cohost of the Vox podcast, Now & Then.
Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. RTG has distributed over 1.5 million books.