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Heather Cox Richardson

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" (2020). She is the writer responsible for the highly-popular "Letters from an American" column.  Follow her on Twitter: @HC_Richardson.

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The Day the Confederate Flag Flew in the United States Capitol

What happened in the 1850s and what happened in the present are very similar in a number of ways, though the symbol of the insurrectionist Confederate army never flew in that nation's capitol—not once—until January 6, 2021.

Bill Moyers ·


Trump: "We're Going to Have to See What Happens"

An Atlantic article rings the fire bell.

Heather Cox Richardson ·


Oligarchy and Democracy From the Civil War to the Present

Yes, the Civil War brought an end to the slave order of the South and the rule of the plantation oligarchs who embodied white supremacy. But the Northern victory was short lived — Southern ideals spread quickly to the West.

Bill Moyers ·


The Republican Tax Bill Is a Poison Pill That Kills the New Deal

Today’s Republicans would have fit right in to Herbert Hoover’s administration.

Heather Cox Richardson ·

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