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John C. Calhoun: Protector of Minorities?; nonfiction

Feb 16, 2021 - The New York Times

Robert Elder’s new biography, “Calhoun,” recounts not only his life, but also his ideas about minority rights and his legacy on democratic political thought.

CALHOUNAmerican HereticBy Robert Elder

Coming so soon after a neoconfederate mob rampaged through the Capitol, a respectful biography of the ideological father of the Confederacy may feel as welcome as an exhumed corpse. But the young historian Robert Elder has given us just that in “Calhoun” — an illuminating accoun...