‘This America’ by historian Jill Lepore selected for Princeton Pre-read

President Christopher L. Eisgruber is asking Princeton’s incoming class to explore the concept of the nation, American civil ideals, and historical truth-seeking in his selection for this year’s Pre-read, “This America: The Case for the Nation,” by historian Jill Lepore.
Reflecting on the current crisis, Lepore said: “What it means to belong to a place always matters, but a global catastrophe calls upon each of us to think harder about the consequences of belonging to a nation, in a suffering world.”