Zora Neal Hurston?

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    Any reason why she was not mentioned?

    I think it would have been interesting to include someone who is often claimed by modern leftists despite the fact that she disagreed with all their politics.

    I understand time constraints, still a nice blurb could have been added right after your mention of Rose Wilder Lane.

    Jason Jewell

    You can’t please everyone . . .

    Here’s what I wrote about Hurston in a LRC column (https://www.lewrockwell.com/2009/04/jason-jewell/more-cultural-literacy-a-reading-list-for-beginners/) several years ago:

    “84. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God: follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford in Eatonville, FL, an all-black community (Hurston’s birthplace). At one time the most prominent black woman writer in America, Hurston didn’t hate white people enough — she endorsed Robert Taft, for crying out loud! — to satisfy the critics, who tried to send her work down the memory hole. She has enjoyed a resurgence of interest since the 1970s.”

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