True Patriotism

True Patriotism True Patriotism

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time for reading the Declaration of Independence and listening to patriotic speeches.

Jul 1, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Eric Foner

L’Amérique, Mon Amour L’Amérique, Mon Amour

Along with the Bible and Moby-Dick, Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America has got to be one of the world's least-read classics.

Apr 8, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Lazare

Was Strom a Rapist? Was Strom a Rapist?

Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of ...

Feb 26, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

Skeletons in the Closet Skeletons in the Closet

Editor's Note: Due to an unfortunate glitch in production, two lines are missing from the printed version of Daniel Lazare's essay. They have been restored in this version.

Dec 18, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Lazare

Weapons of the Weak Weapons of the Weak

African-American history, broadly defined, continues to be the most innovative and exciting field in American historical studies.

Dec 11, 2003 / Books & the Arts / George M. Fredrickson

Letter From South Carolina Letter From South Carolina

Shortly after Strom Thurmond died, the flags at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia were lowered to half-staff. Every flag except one, that is.

Dec 4, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Paul Wachter

Denmark Vesey: A New Verdict Denmark Vesey: A New Verdict

A historian questions whether he led a slave revolt, but his heroism still stands.

Feb 21, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Jon Wiener