The essay tries to find out the hidden perspectives captivated within the pages of this great book and tries to revisit America and the book in the form of a well organized retrospective to its truest fullest effort.
Conflict is the true essence of life. History is not a mere record of the past but a true and a detailed study of the subject. It allows one to understand and explore the society and composition of a nation where one inhabits. It renders knowledge about the past and allows the reader to learn from the mistakes committed in the past. No civilization has witnessed development by unlearning the past. The book “Revisiting America: Readings in Race, Culture and Conflict” by Susan Wyle is an informative and thoughtful testimony bearing the facts and facets of American history which helps us to understand thoroughly the most powerful nation and its making. The book is published very recently so it does not contain the historical perception of a distant past and thus forms valuable document in the process of cognition and understanding of the nerve of America as well. The book is presented in the form of a chronologically organized reader and traces the evolution of the racial and cultural struggle of America since the initiation of the revolution and formation of the continent within its political and social structure as well as periphery. These chronological determinations were attained in the form of primary, secondary and literary sources that encourages its readers to launch themselves into a realm of a thought process and throw light on the issues that have helped shaping the continent critically. A thorough gaze at the book enables its readers to explore the didactic clues the book renders slowly but at the same time it also helps to retain the interest throughout the book in the same manner.
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