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.

History
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.
Music
Sept. 22 2009 7:25 AMTramps Like UsThe birth of Born to Run.
Culturebox
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.
History
Nov. 8 2012 4:14 PMHow Great an Emancipator?Does Lincoln get too much credit for freeing the slaves—or not enough?
Books
Nov. 10 2008 7:07 AMDownsizing Andrew JacksonWhy the warrior president is no hero for our polarized times.
  Life
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 11:17 AM Why They Fled Underground Railroad operator Sydney Howard Gay’s meticulous guestbook reveals how and why enslaved men and women risked everything to escape north.
  Slate Plus
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 10:59 AM To Do No Harm? History of American Slavery, Episode 7: What modern medicine gained from slavery, and how slaveholders sought to legitimize their ideology through science.