Since even before America became an independent country, novelists have used their storytelling skills to help us understand our system of governance and our relationships with one another—sometimes with humor, sometimes with irony. Political novels have advocated causes or ideas, have recorded successes and issued warnings. They have revealed our flaws and trumpeted our strengths. Olin Sansbury reviews the impact of several of the more significant American political novels in a presentation of 30-45 minutes with Power Point aids. Group discussion invited.
American Politics in Fiction