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Alex Haley_BookThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed Jeff Norrell‘s new book, Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, a biography examining Haley’s literary influence.

“Norrell makes a convincing case that Haley increased, for good, the variety and quality of stories that can be told about its African-American citizens,” the article states. Continue reading on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website.

Norrell is the Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence in the Department of History.