Stephen B. Oates

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Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr; both recipients of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book, and Christopher Award. Other notable works include The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm, 1820-1861. Oates was featured in Ken Burns's The Civil War series on PBS, and received the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies. Mr. Oates is also a former professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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October 1973

Sure that he was divinely appointed, Nat Turner led fellow slaves in a bloody attempt to overthrow their masters

December 1980

PRESIDENT LINCOLN MOVES AT LAST
Influence of “Advanced Republicans” Seen as Crucial to the Outcome
THE UNION UNITED STILL
THE PRESIDENT’S TACT & COURAGE
HE WAITED ON THE PROPER HOUR
JUBILATION AMONG THE BLACKS
They Stand Ready to Defend With Arms the Rights Thus Gained
NEW LIGHT SHED ON THE PARTICULARS OF THE GREAT DRAMA

June/july 1982

A century after passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, many Southern blacks still were denied the vote. In 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr, set out to change that—by marching through the heart of Alabama.