Caste — beautifully written, original, and revealing — is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of America life today.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how “our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions,” said a review in goodreads.com.
It said that author Isabel Wilkerson gives “us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.”
She “points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity,” the review said.
Wilkerson analyzes the caste systems in place in India and Germany and how these are also applicable to America.