After Words

After Words: Paul Escott, "What Shall We Do with the Negro?: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America" interviewed by Jane Turner Censer, history professor, George Mason University

About the Program

This week, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, historian Paul Escott  argues in his new book, “What Shall We Do with the Negro?: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America” that the policies of Abraham Lincoln presented a politician more concerned with reunification than the future rights of slaves.  Mr. Escott  discusses his book with Jane Turner Censer, history professor at George Mason University and following the interview takes questions from students and faculty.

About the Authors

Paul Escott

Paul EscottPaul Escott is the author or editor of thirteen books, including "Slavery Remembered" and "After Secession." Mr. Escott is a history professor at Wake Forest University.
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Jane Turner Censer

Jane Turner Censer is a history professor at George Mason University. She is the author of several books, including "The Reconstruction of White Southern Womanhood, 1865-1895." Jane Turner Censer's writing has appeared in several publications, including the American Quarterly, Journal of Southern History, and American Journal of Legal History.

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, April 26th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, April 20th at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, April 20th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 19th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, April 18th at 10pm (ET)
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