This site is designed to introduce visitors--and potential new readers!--to my work as a historian who studies, writes about, and appreciates the fullness of the human experience, in all of its richness and diversity. From biographies of prominent leaders to hopeful migrations and tragic conflicts, this site is dedicated to challenging readers to think in new and deeper ways about history and the times in which we live.
"... a gracefully written, scrupulously balanced and quite satisfying account of what Obama meant for Black Americans."
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"This is a brilliant and fascinating account that has filled in many gaps. . . . There is a lot that Liberians can learn from this work that should provide a context for reconciliation and reconstruction."
Amos Sawyer, Interim President of Liberia (1990-1994) and author of The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia