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Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (1985)

Written by J. Anthony Lukas

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families examines race relations in Boston, Massachusetts through the prism of desegregation busing. The book traces the history of three families: the African-American Twymons, the Irish McGoffs and the Yankee Divers. It gives brief genealogical histories of each families, focusing on how the events they went through illuminated Boston history, before narrowing its focus to the racial tension of the 1960s and the 1970s. This book received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. 

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