Heather Cox Richardson
Heather Cox Richardson teaches American history at Boston College. She is the author of a number of books, most recently, "How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America." She is co-host of the history and politics podcast Freak Out and Carry On. Follow her on Twitter: @HC_Richardson.
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Monday, August 03, 2020
Oligarchy and Democracy From the Civil War to the Present
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. If you want to understand this moment in American politics, here’s a suggestion for you: It’s the must-read book of the year — HOW THE SOUTH WON THE CIVIL WAR, by the historian Heather Cox Richardson. Yes, the Civil War brought an end to the slave order of...
Friday, December 08, 2017
The Republican Tax Bill Is a Poison Pill That Kills the New Deal
Shortly after President Trump took office, House Speaker Paul Ryan could feel just how close he was to finally achieving the goal he and his party colleagues had dreamed about for decades. With Republicans in uncontested power in Washington, he tweeted, they had a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to...