Winner of the 2023 Nautilus Book Award!
A Good Country follows the chronology of my life in twelve towns.  In each chapter, I explore not only my experience there, but the story or stories of color lines I tripped over. Those events, the ones that drew the color lines of our country, do not appear in chronological order. This timeline helps to contextualize those events, and to link them together with my personal narrative. It is not meant to be a comprehensive presentation of historical events discussed in the book, but it helps to put things in perspective. 

Orange tabs represent centuries. Green tabs are foundational documents. Red are wars. Yellow tabs are critical moments in the Civil Rights struggle. Blue tabs are the passage of federal laws. Purple are U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Grey are events in my personal story.