SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -College is a great time for reading. rockpride online asked Slippery Rock University history faculty both what they were currently reading and what books they would recommend.
Each week rockpride online will share their suggestions.
William Bergmann, assistant professor of history, is currently reading "Spooner," by Pete Dexter.
His top 10 book recommendations, which he says changed the way he views the world, professionally and personally, are:
"The Song of Solomon," by Toni Morrison
"The History of Sexuality: Volume 1: An Introduction," by Michel Foucault.
"The Handmaid's Tale," by Margaret Atwood.
"The Hero with a Thousand Faces," by Joseph Campbell.
"Capital, A Critique of Political Economy (Das Kapital)," by Karl Marx.
"I-Ching," by Fu Xi.
"Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution," by Jack N. Rakove.
"The People's Welfare: Law & Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America," by William J. Novak.
"Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams & the Roots of Black Power," by Timothy B. Tyson.
"A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story," by Elaine Brown.
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