Few historians so aptly make Grant and his time so legible to a 21st-century readership that continues to grapple with the political legacies of slavery and the Civil War.
Brandon Wilson is a doctoral candidate in United States history at Washington University in St. Louis. Studying the interplay between slavery, capitalism and incarceration in the antebellum South, Wilson holds the esteemed Danforth Fellowship and the Washington University Chancellor’s Fellowship.
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“The Common Reader,” Washington University in St. Louis’s Journal of the Essay, explores life and learning during the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.