Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Reveals the Limits of the Liberal Imagination

Author Harper Lee and her novel 'Go Set a Watchman.' Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Courtesy of Harper Collins

In 1957, Nelle Harper Lee, a young, unpublished Manhattan resident and native of Monroeville, Alabama, completed and submitted a draft manuscript of a novel to the J. B. Lippincott Company. Set chronologically not long after the US Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the semi-autobiographical text explored its 26-year-old white...

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