An Interview with James Still

Our conversation with James Still, a playwright whose most recent play “The Widow Lincoln” will debut at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. The play runs from January 23 to February 22, 2015. In this interview, James details how he settled on writing a play focusing on Mary Todd Lincoln, the great privilege it is to have actress Mary Bacon in the leading role, and the power that the venue Ford’s Theatre affords such a performance.

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RUEF: Between Slavery and Capitalism (2014)

Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South by Martin Ruef.  Princeton University Press, 2014.  Cloth, ISBN: 978-0691162775.  $39.95. Martin Ruef opens Between Slavery and Capitalism with a simple…