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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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Q&A with William F. Schulz and Sushma Raman, authors of The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights

As times change so must we as a society, and that includes our conception of rights, say William F. Schulz and Sushma Raman, whose new book, The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights, came out just as Black Lives Matter protesters filled the streets this summer. We spoke with them about the current view—and the future—of human rights. How do you understand the purpose of rights? What function do they serve in a society?