David W. Blight


American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era
David W. Blight (Rogers Distinguished Fellow, 2010-11)

David Blight takes his readers back to the centennial celebration to determine how Americans then made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation that had wracked the United States a century earlier. Amid cold war politics and civil rights protest, four of America's most incisive writers explored the gulf between remembrance and reality.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David W. Blight (Rogers Distinguished Fellow, 2010-11)

In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Frederick Douglass's newspapers. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History.