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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Stephanie Deutsch is a writer and critic living in Washington, DC. She has written as well for The New York Times, The Weekly Standard, The Millions blog and various neighborhood newspapers. I edited and wrote the Introduction to Capitol Hill: Beyond the Monuments, a book of photographs published in 1996 by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
I think I know American history well, and this story was new to me.
Ms. Deutsch's book, while tightly focused as a narrative, is ambitious in its themes -- American philanthropy; black-white relations; and black-Jewish relations.
The book should be required reading for anyone who needs a reminder of what makes the American experience exceptional.
This book was a real eye-opener, about a period of history (and fascinating personalities) about which I previously knew little. Read morePublished 6 days ago by John Barylick
It held my attention, and I learned something about the history of the blacks after Lincoln's time.Published 2 months ago by Raymond Cohen
This is a great trip through the history of educaiton in the south....not just for Black Americans but for Those individuals who were "Vanquards" of change in a fast changing... Read morePublished 11 months ago by V. S. 3