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Book Review: My Bondage And My Freedom

My Bondage And My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass If this book is better than the third autobiography by the author, it is not quite as good as the second. If the first autobiography found him firmly in the orbit of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free At Last: A Documentary History Of Slavery, Freedom, And The Civil War

Free At Last: A Documentary History Of Slavery, Freedom, And The Civil War, edited by Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, And Leslie S. Rowland This was a fascinating book, and reading this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Remembering Slavery

Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences Of Slavery And Emancipation, edited by Ira Berlin, Mark Favreau, and Steven F. Miller During the 1930’s, an act of oral historiography was undertaken in which a variety of researchers were … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phillis Wheatley: The Inspiring Life Story Of The American Poet

Phillis Wheatley: The Inspiring Life Story Of The American Poet, by Robin S. Doak This book is aimed at middle grade to high school readers and it provides context for the life of Phillis Wheatley, a poet whose short life … Continue reading

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Every Bridge Is Also A Wall

It so happens that every bridge is also a wall but not every wall is a bridge.  We tend to think of bridges as bringing people together, but they also end up walling off (at least in part) communication along … Continue reading

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A School In Self-Government

How does one go about raising human beings who are capable of responsible self-government?  One of the characteristic problems of human history has been that we are hypocritically an order of beings that refuses to be restrained or governed from … Continue reading

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Juneteenth And Salvation

In many ways, the festival of Juneteenth can be seen as an analogy to the process of salvation.  Although I have written about the festival before [1], it has gotten a lot more attention as of late as a celebration … Continue reading

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You Gotta Serve Somebody

Bob Dylan never spoke or sang truer than when he sang that you’ve gotta serve somebody in his perhaps most notable track as a born-again mainstream Christian.  Try as humanity might, it is impossible to be fully free.  Indeed, some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Equality And Liberty

Equality And Liberty:  Theory And Practice In American Politics, by Harry V. Jaffa During the process of writing his epic work on Abraham Lincoln and his importance to political philosophy, which was published late in life, Jaffa worked on a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Founding As The Best Regime

The American Founding As The Best Regime:  The Bonding Of Civil And Religious Liberty, by Harry Jaffa Harry Jaffa has long been one of my favorite authors, so long in fact that this blog has suffered a bit in not … Continue reading

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