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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians”


Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians. Edited by Matthew Lynch. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2012. 2 Volumes. This is a very fine two-volume collection of biographical essays on African American politicians serving in both elected and … Continue reading

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Considering Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th Amendment


The recent Lincoln biopic by Steven Spielberg, with its masterful performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, has raised to a new level interest in the process whereby slaves achieved freedom during the Civil War. The film focuses on … Continue reading

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