Paul Harvey teaches American history at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, blogs at Religion in American History, and is author of Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in the Evangelical South.
W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel
A review of Gary Dorrien
In American history, some lives have mattered; others have not. That difference fundamentally has been a racial one.
Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Edward Baptist so powerfully captures the pain and tragedy of plantation slavery that I had to force myself to turn each page.
An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present
John McKee Barr constructs a persuasive narrative of Lincoln loathing—by Lost Causers, neo-Confederates, libertarians, and even some liberals.
Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Todd Purdum's work of journalistic history on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is ultimately a story about politicians doing the right thing.
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