In her new book, America: The Story of a People, Susan B. Anthony writes that “people have become so isolated, so disconnected, from each other, that they cannot see the others.”
The result, Anthony argues, is that “the only thing that can be said for certain is that, for the first time in the history of mankind, we have a world in which the people of this country are no longer able to live together in harmony and solidarity.”
In a statement on her new website, the author calls this the “world in which we now live.”
In this excerpt from her book, Susan Anthony describes a “new kind of Americanism” in which Americans are not “free and equal” but rather “equal but different.”
“As long as I can remember, I have always believed that it was only by being different that we could be free,” she writes.
“I have always wanted to be an American because I have never wanted to live in a world where people were different.”
Her book, entitled America: A World in which We Now Live, comes out Oct. 17.
The book was first published in 2016.
It will be published by Simon & Schuster.