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Jun 29 2015 | The New Yorker
On March 4, 1865, after days of heavy rain, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address in a soggy capital to tens of thousands of Americans gathered in the mud and the muck. The speech was brief but profound and elegant. The abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass called it...
Jun 22 2015
In James Baldwin’s 1968 novel “Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone,” a child points to his light-skinned mother’s relationships to offer a compelling case that she is indisputably black: “Our mama is almost white … but that don’t make her white. You got to beall white to be white …. You can tell...
A century and a half after Chinese migrants toiled on the Transcontinental Railroad, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford professors is shedding light on a key chapter of the intertwined relationship between China and the United States. BY CUAUHTÉMOC GARCÍA-GARCÍA The Humanities at Stanford 
Jun 18 2015
History Professor Allyson Hobbs, author of "A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life" gives a perspective on the Rachel Dolez case. Click the links below to listen to the programs.
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May 26 2015 | The New York Times
History Professor Allyson Hobbs talks about sexual violence against black women during the Post-Civil War Period in an article for the New York Times.