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Ben Railton

I’m interested in all things America: our literature and culture, our histories and stories, our national narratives and myths, our identity and future. I try to teach and think and write about those topics in every way I can, and to share them with my two most important American projects, my teenage sons.

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Susie King Taylor

June 21, 2021

Susie King Taylor was born into slavery in Georgia in 1848. With the help of family members, she was educated and escaped, joining the Union army at the age of 14, to serve ostensibly as a laundress, but in reality as a nurs…

Guest: Ben Railton