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Dew, Charles B.


The Making of a Racist

A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade Charles B. Dew

In this powerful memoir, Charles Dew, one of America’s most respected historians of the South--and particularly its history of slavery--turns the focus on his own life, which began not in the halls of enlightenment but in a society unequivocally committed to segregation.Dew re-creates the... More


Apostles of Disunion

Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War Charles B. Dew

In late 1860 and early 1861, state-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: to persuade the political leadership and the citizenry of the uncommitted slave states to join in the effort to destroy the Union and... More