Louis P. Masur
Louis P. Masur

Louis P. Masur, a professor of American studies and history at Rutgers University, is the author of the forthcoming Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion.

Feb. 12 2015 12:03 PMWho Owns Lincoln’s Papers?Important presidential documents are in the hands of anonymous private collectors. It’s time they shared these treasures with the public.
Sept. 22 2009 7:25 AMTramps Like UsThe birth of Born To Run.
April 10 2008 7:00 AMThe Soiling of Old GloryThe photograph that captured Boston's busing crisis: How it was taken, and why it still matters.
Nov. 8 2012 4:14 PMHow Great an Emancipator?Does Lincoln get too much credit for freeing the slaves—or not enough?
Nov. 10 2008 7:07 AMDownsizing Andrew JacksonWhy the warrior president is no hero for our polarized times.
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