Monthly Archives: August 2014

In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipation Made Slaves Interpreters of Law.

In the midst of the Civil War, who was a slave and who was free? When African Americans in Maryland asked this question 150 years ago, in August 1864, they engaged in a sophisticated analysis. The answer was to be … Continue reading

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How Should We Remember DW Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation

I commented on Professor Frank Beaver’s Michigan Today article, urging that “No student at the University of Michigan should miss the opportunity to understand Griffith’s cinematic achievement. Still, no study of the film would be complete without also explaining its toxic … Continue reading

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