This Week on Mel & Floyd: Choo Choo, all aboard! Join us on a journey from sea to shining sea as Mel and ‘Pants explore American politics and history between whistle stops (and barf bags)!
How did slavery, forced migration and the profitable cotton market shape our economy? How do we deal with that past today and recognize those who have suffered for it? On June 19th, host Esty Dinur spoke with author Edward Baptist to discuss this and his book “The Half Has Never Been Told.”
“Wow!” was the best way for our Thursday host Allen Ruff to explain how much this book impacted and changed his world views. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out why!
Stephen Kantrowitz’s new book is “More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889”. He is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kantrowitz joined the Buzz to talk about Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained.