Daniel Day Lewis as Spielberg's Lincoln

FILM/ESSAYS: Chronicle “Conversation” on Spielberg’s Lincoln

The Conversation Blog at the Chronicle of Higher Ed hosted a roundtable on Spielberg’s recent release Lincoln: As viewers flock to see Lincoln, and reviewers rave about Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance, historians are raising different issues: How accurate is the film’s portrayal of emancipation? What does it leave out? The Chronicle Review asked several scholars to weigh in. Posts include: Kate Masur, “A Filmmaker’s Imagination, and … Continue reading FILM/ESSAYS: Chronicle “Conversation” on Spielberg’s Lincoln

Antebellum Slavery in April 2009 OAH Magazine

Select articles available here (available in full to members of the Organization of American Historians). From the editor, Carl Weinberg: On March 26, 2009, just as the recent annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) opened in Seattle, we received some sobering news: pioneering historian John Hope Franklin had died. He was 94 years old. To a generation of young black historians coming … Continue reading Antebellum Slavery in April 2009 OAH Magazine