Steven Spielberg's White Men of Democracy

"Emancipation was not a white man's affair. It was a multiracial affair- in which blacks- slave and free- played a central role. Spielberg and Kushner are not being faithful to the historical record; they are distorting it. Not by lying but by constructing the field glasses through which they would have us look at- and misperceive- the past."

Steven Spielberg's White Men of Democracy

Two weeks ago I wrote- "When Steven Spielberg makes a movie about the Holocaust- he focuses on a German. When he makes a movie about abolition- he focuses on a white man. Say what you will- he's co…





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