Wilson Ray Huhn (Akron): Slaves to Contradictions: 13 Myths that Sustained Slavery. William M. Carter Jr. (Pittsburgh): The Promises of Freedom: The Contemporary Relevance of the Thirteenth Amendment. Does the Gettysburg Address distract us from the real Lincoln? Sean Wilentz on the politician behind the oratory. Was the Gettysburg Address a mistake? Chuck Thompson on why Lincoln was far too kind to the South — and we still are. Amy Crawford on the slaves who sued for freedom: New research uncovers a little-known force for abolition — captives who took their masters to court. Jacqueline M. Allain on sexual relations between elite white women and enslaved men in the Antebellum South. Can America face up to the terrible reality of slavery in the way that Germany has faced up to the Holocaust? Elizabeth Anderson on American conservative politics and the long shadow of slavery. 150 years of racism: Attitudes in the American South. David Cole on how to uphold racial injustice. The new nullification movement: Ari Berman on how some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South (and more and more). Richard L. Hasen on how courts should think about Republican efforts to make it harder to vote. Leader of Colorado's secessionist movement says the problem they're fighting is the "urbanization of America". The RNC seems pretty sure that racism has ended. From Mobilizing Ideas, a symposium on Right-Wing Extremism, Racist Movements, and Fights for Racial Justice (and part 2). Linda Kinstler and Kevin Mahnken on why Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s new miniseries about civil rights matters more than ever.

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