Nonfiction Book Group

Graphic for the Greenlight Nonfiction Book Group, featuring the Dawning of the Apocalypse

VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom
Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 PM ET
Nonfiction Book Group with Sammi

Discussing The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century by Gerald Horne

Our nonfiction book group meets monthly to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. Sammi, leader of our nonfiction book group, writes: “This season will trace the complex origins of the US's racial regimes with a focus on the vitality and vibrancy of the Black freedom struggle. We will read the works of radical academics like Robin DG Kelley, Gerald Horne, and Ruth Wilson Gilmore.” For April, the group discusses acclaimed historian Gerald Horne’s The Dawning of the Apocalypse, a deeply researched, riveting revision of the "creation myth" of settler colonialism and how the United States was formed. Gerald Horne argues forcefully that, in order to understand the arrival of colonists from the British Isles in the early seventeenth century, one must first understand the "long sixteenth century"—from 1492 until the arrival of settlers in Virginia in 1607—and thereby trouble American settler colonialism’s creation myth.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 6:00pm

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The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century By Gerald Horne Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781583678725
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Published: Monthly Review Press - June 30th, 2020

Acclaimed historian Gerald Horne troubles America's settler colonialism's creation myth