Balzer + Bray America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History
Balzer + Bray America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History

America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History

By Ariel Aberg-Riger


Publication Date: June 4, 2024

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A critical, unflinching cultural history and fierce beacon of hope for a better future, America Redux is a necessary and galvanizing read. Now in paperback!

What are the stories we tell ourselves about America?How do they shape our sense of history,cloud our perceptions,inspire us?America Redux explores the themes that create our shared sense of American identity and interrogates the myths we’ve been telling ourselves for centuries. With iconic American catchphrases as chapter titles, these twenty-one visual stories illuminate the astonishing, unexpected, sometimes darker sides of history that reverberate in our society to this very day—from the role of celebrity in immigration policy to the influence of one small group of white women on education to the effects of “progress” on housing and the environment to the inspiring force of collective action and mutual aid across decades and among diverse groups.Fully illustrated with collaged archival photographs, maps, documents, graphic elements, and handwritten text, this book is a dazzling, immersive experience that jumps around in time and will make you view history in a whole different light.

About the Author

Ariel Aberg-Riger is a visual storyteller who creates engaging, accessible stories about history, science, policy, and other forces that shape our lives. Her work explores issues of equity and social justice, on topics that range from environmental racism to the public library. Ariel’s work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Guardian, Bloomberg, Teen Vogue, and more. She is a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature and lives with her wife and two kids in Buffalo, NY. Learn more at and

Format: Paperback

Length: 304 pages

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: June 4, 2024

ISBN: 9780063057548

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