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Book Nook Reviews: Lasser and Kornblith’s

Book Nook Reviews: Lasser and Kornblith’s “Elusive Utopia”

December 6, 2019

In the third grade I, like every other elementary-school student in Oberlin’s public schools, received a copy of an Oberlin history textbook. The book portrayed Oberlin as a utopian community that had transcended issues of gender and race from its inception. Yet my lived experiences and the stories I heard growing up as an Oberlin resident often contradicted this idealistic narrative. I was introduced to the monograph Elusive Utopia: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Oberlin, Ohio last semest...

Book Nook: Elusive Utopia

Book Nook: Elusive Utopia

November 22, 2019

We’re back with Book Nook, our Arts & Culture book club! In our Dec. 6 issue, we will publish the final installment in our series reviewing books linked to Oberlin. You have the chance to read along with us and submit your own review. All you have to do is write a few paragraphs — roughly 300 words — with your thoughts on the book and send it to [email protected] You may be published alongside some of our other readers! This month, we’ll be reading Elusive Utopia: The Struggle fo...

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