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Reconstruction

  1. impeachment
    Pence Is Right: Trump Is a Lot Like Andrew JohnsonPence embraces the discredited Jim Crow theory of Johnson’s victimization and Reconstruction’s evil. But Trump does emulate his scofflaw behavior.
  2. nikki haley
    Haley Says Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ Confederate Battle FlagMost of us thought Haley got it when she took down the Battle Flag from South Carolina’s statehouse in 2015. That assessment may have been premature.
  3. impeachment
    What We Can Learn From the First Presidential ImpeachmentLike Trump, Andrew Johnson defied Congress and the Constitution in multiple ways that were hard to capture in articles of impeachment.
  4. civility
    What Should Progressives Be Willing to Sacrifice on the Altar of Civility?The “reasonable right” often asks too much for peace.
  5. racism
    Racism Has Thwarted American Ideals From the Beginning, and Still DoesInstead of complaining about greater recognition of racism in American history, conservatives should realize it has been their enemy, too.
  6. confederacy
    Celebrate Racism! It’s Jefferson Davis’s Birthday in AlabamaAnd yet you wonder why this state enacted an aggressively reactionary abortion law?
  7. just asking questions
    Talking With Author Jared Cohen About History’s Best ‘Accidental Presidents’Taking stock of the vice-presidents who rose to the nation’s top job, from the disastrous Andrew Johnson to the surprisingly successful Harry Truman.
  8. john singleton
    Why America Needs More Movies Like John Singleton’s RosewoodThe director’s 1997 film is one of the few to explore black experiences with racist terrorism between the Civil War and the civil-rights movement.
  9. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting-Rights Push Could Begin a Third ReconstructionPartisan polarization over voting rights shows how much political power, now as in the 1860s and 1960s, depends on who participates in democracy.
  10. 2018 midterms
    Dixieland’s Favorite Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Sported Confederate Garb in 2014The GOP senator who keeps saying racially offensive things saw nothing wrong with donning Confederate garb at Jefferson Davis’s home.
  11. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  12. Yes, Gone With the Wind Is Another Neo-Confederate MonumentWhile Gone With the Wind is not a chiseled monument in a public place, it contributed to the mythology supporting Jim Crow just as powerfully.
  13. Trump Joins the Neo-ConfederatesBy professing neutrality between those who support and oppose racial equality, Trump is joining the generations of pols who whitewashed Jim Crow.
  14. New Orleans Pulls Down a Monument to Post–Civil War White TerrorismThe fitting demolition of an edifice honoring post–Civil War resistance to black voting rights.
  15. Paul LePage Explains Civil Rights to John LewisApparently the man who was beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge needs to thank Republicans.