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Abolition and the American Civil War

Cover: Becoming Free in the Cotton South

Becoming Free in the Cotton South

Susan Eva O’Donovan

Cover: John Brown’s Trial

John Brown’s Trial

Brian McGinty

Cover: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass, with an introduction by Robert B. Stepto

Cover: Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly

Harriet Beecher Stowe, with an introduction by David Bromwich

Cover: Stealing Lincoln’s Body

Stealing Lincoln’s Body

Thomas J. Craughwell

Cover: The Confederate War

The Confederate War

Gary W. Gallagher

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene