David Williams, the author of I Freed Myself, explains why the traditional picture of emancipation as an abolitionist movement with the Great Emancipator Lincoln at its helm isn't entirely correct—African American slaves played a key role in achieving their own freedom.
Written by: David Williams
At the 2015 American Historical Association Meeting, we caught up with five authors on our history list, including Gregory T. Cushman, whose Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World won the 2014 Jerry...
Dean Hammer explains why it's both important and fascinating to study the Romans, and that gave rise to his book Roman Political Thought.
Reuel Schiller, the author of Forging Rivals, describes how the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow gave rise to modern labor and employment discrimination laws.