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Alabama Journey, A few years ago the original text that became “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” was rediscovered.
Review of Cotton Tenants: Three Families
The City That Did Not Burn
Review of Burial for a King
Societies and Stupidity; Looking at bad eco-decisions of past clarifies dangers ahead
Review of Jared Diamond’s Collapse
Civil Rights pioneer or terrorist? New biography finds middle ground in study of John Brown’s life
Review of John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War and Seeded Civil Rights
Slavery was part of compromises
Review of Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification
Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age
Review of Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age
Foreign Correspondence: Old Practices Inform New Realities; ‘Evelyn Waugh’s book can’t be read without thinking of today’s wars and how reporters cover them.’
Review of Waugh in Abyssinia
Review of Roi Ottley: An African-American Journalist Covers World War II
Carl Sandburg’s Reporting Foretold the Chicago Race Riots of 1919
Essay on Sandburg’s excellent reporting prior to 1919 race riots.
Review of Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White
Review of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century
Review of Alfred Kazin: A Biography
Review of Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution
Review of Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movement