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.
Paul 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.