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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Race and Reunion”


Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. By David W. Blight. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. One of the most powerful elements of historical study in the last thirty years is the nature of memory. The analysis … Continue reading

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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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