Nicholas Guyatt, a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, teaches American history at the University of York in England. His most recent book is Providence and the Invention of the United States (Cambridge).
Public sympathies and political outcomes over the Amistad Africans drifted in opposite directions.
Between a fifth and a third of the white population remained loyal to Britain in 1776. Why?
Ira Berlin and Steven Hahn want to counter the ways that the integrationist story of the American past casts aside alternative understandings of black history.