Collective Courage

By Jessica Gordon Nembhard,

Book cover of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

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1 author picked Collective Courage as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

We don’t learn African American history in this country, nor do we learn anything about our economic history. (Imagine how much better we’d understand our country if we did.)

This book presents cooperatives as the act of resistance that they in fact are, and offers a strong rebuke to the argument that cooperatives are a European phenomenon too far removed from our own national experience to take root here. Not only has cooperative thought taken root here, those roots have sprouted whole forests. 

For those of us struggling to find in our history economic models from which we can build…

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