Iver Bernstein and Katherine C. Mooney

Iver Bernstein is Professor of History, African and African American Studies, and American Culture Studies, at Washington University in St. Louis. Katherine C. Mooney is James P. Jones Associate Professor of History at Florida State University.

Posts by Iver Bernstein and Katherine C. Mooney


The suit, with its travels and meanings—an object imbued with memories of love and trauma, a symbol of rupture and connection between self and other, self and personal past, self and national history—represents a fitting way to frame a group of essays about Baldwin and democracy.


With the possible exception of Walt Whitman, no other writer has given the foundational matter of love and democratic life in America such probing attention.