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Stephen B. Oates

Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including 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 Award 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. A former Guggenheim fellow, he holds a B.A., M.A., and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

Oates is also a professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Lincoln's first secretary of war amassed a fortune at the start of the Civil War, forcing a congressional investigation.  Read >>
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. Read >>
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