Dr. Joseph Crespino on “Go Set a Watchman” in ‘The New York Times’

Professor Joseph Crespino published the following article in The New York Times on July 16: “”Go Set a Watchman,’ released to much fanfare this week, may have been an apprentice work for Harper Lee’s classic 1960 novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ but, in a way, the earlier book seems more sophisticated. It offers a subtle and surprising exploration of racial politics, and not merely because of the racist comments of Atticus Finch, one of the most beloved figures in American literature.” Crespino is the author of Strom Thurmond’s America (Hill & Wang, 2012).