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The rise of segregated churches

In his new book, historian and Boston College alumnus Richard Boles argues that, contrary to the traditional scholarly consensus, a significant portion of northern Protestants in the United States worshipped in interracial contexts during the 18th century. Yet in another … Continue reading

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Becoming Washington

In his new book Becoming George Washington (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2015), BC alumnus Steve Yoch tells the story of how an insecure, fatherless boy rises to become one of the country’s founding fathers. Becoming George Washington follows Washington through the French & Indian … Continue reading

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Where’s Lincoln’s GOP?

In her newest book, To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (Basic Books, 2014), Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican Party—founded to give the poor equal opportunity, but too often aligned with the … Continue reading

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