Richard Striner Articles


Emancipation Strategy

The ushering-out of the Peculiar Institution.
Aug 10, 2015

Leonard L. Richards, professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), has given us a compelling and multi-faceted account of how the antislavery movement achieved its definitive triumph in the form of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. 

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America’s Sweetheart

In the 1930s, there really was one.
Mar 31, 2014

In a time of widespread suffering and frequent despair, this little girl touched the hearts of millions of people in our own land and others. Shirley Temple was a cultural force to be reckoned with in the 1930s, and John F. Kasson shows how her films provided therapy as well as entertainment.

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Up in the Air

They have seen the future, and it whirls and tilts
Jun 13, 2011

Aerotropolis

The Way We’ll Live Next

by John D. Kasarda
& Greg Lindsay

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