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Jefferson Cowie

Jefferson Cowie is the James G. Stahlman Chair in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. His most recent book is The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics.

Jefferson Cowie George Wallace University of Alabama freedom white

In a political season of dog whistles, we must be attentive to how talk of American freedom has long been connected to the presumed right of whites to dominate everyone else.

Jefferson Cowie