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Break it Up with Richard Kreitner

interviews Jun 14, 2023

"One Nation, Under God." But, are we? We may say we are one nation, united, but there have always been ideas, events, and people who have challenged that notion of unity, even back at the very start of the nation’s founding. Sharon talks with author of the book Break It Up, about the theme of division throughout American history. 

Special thanks to our guest, Richard Kreitner, for joining us today. You can purchase Break It Up here.

Hosted by: Sharon McMahon

Guest: Richard Kreitner

Executive Producer: Heather Jackson

Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder


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About the Guest: 

Richard Kreitner is the author, most recently, of Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America's Imperfect Union (2020). He is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and is working on a book about American Jews, slavery, and the Civil War. He lives in Beacon, NY.

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