Mayra Rivera and Jered Hickman

Jan 20, 2023

The Myth of Modernity

Is There a Bigger Picture?

New Books Network 2018

Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race.


  • Mayra Rivera, professor of Religion and Latinx Studies at Harvard University.
  • Jared Hickman, professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. Author Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery.

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