US exceptionalism had largely been seen here as a messianic rationale for use of power by a nation assuming special prerogatives.
Working the sleeping car was one of the best jobs African Americans could get after the Civil War. Though it involved serving well-off whites, the Pullman Company helped create the first black middle class in America.
Winter nights are perfect for cuddling up with books about past presidents.
Abraham Lincoln’s difficult passage through the politics of race
Two new books document Lincoln's difficult passage through the politics of race.