The End of the RainbowThe End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools. By Susan Engel, Williams senior lecturer in psychology. The New Press, 2015. An alternative view of education, drawn from theory and classroom experience, in which happiness is the ultimate goal.

BensmanFrom Joseph Bensman: Essays on Modern Society. Edited by Robert Jackall, Williams’ Willmott Family Third Century Professor of Sociology & Public Affairs, and Duffy Graham ’83. Newfound Press, 2014. A collection of essays by author and professor Joseph Bensman explores various topics of applied and humanistic sociology.

Black MosaicBlack Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity. By Candis Watts Smith, Williams assistant professor of political science. NYU Press, 2014. An examination, based on interviews and survey data, of how the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean and African immigrants to the U.S. is changing black identity and black politics.

George WashingtonThe Return of George Washington, 1783-1789. By Edward J. Larson ’74. Harper Collins, 2014. An exploration of the rarely studied period the U.S. by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as the nation’s first president.

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