slavery

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Take & Read: New Testament

Matthew L. Skinner recommends the best recently published books in his field.

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The startling triumph of The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead has created a world as compelling—and as intolerable—as our own.

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Charleston Syllabus, edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain

When Dylann Roof murdered the Charleston nine at a Bible study in June 2015, his intent was “to start a race war.” He didn’t succeed.

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Emancipation and economics

A review of Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

Lincoln understood that the dream of well-being, if not radically democratized, would for some people only be a nightmare.

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Canaan at the margins

One Good Book deserves another

When I read the book of Joshua, it is easy for me to miss God's call for genocide.

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Gateway to Freedom, by Eric Foner

Spring books

Eric Foner resurrects the history of the Underground Railroad, its powerful place in New York City, and how it helped Harriet Beecher Stowe and others bring about the war that ended slavery.