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* Quoted in “Historians Correct Nikki Haley after George Washington Tweet,” By Darragh Roche, Newsweek, February 16, 2021
* Quoted in “History-Maker Kamala Harris will Wield Real Power as Vice-President,” By Lauren Gambino The Guardian January 16, 2021
* Quoted in “Sedition’: A Complicated History,” By Jennifer Schuessler in The New York Times, January 7, 2021
* Quoted in “2020 was a remarkably difficult year—not only because of the pandemic,” by Siobhan O’Grady The Washington Post December 31, 2020
* Quoted in “What is Trump Playing At?” By Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times, November 11, 2020
* “The Good Lord Bird: An Abolitionist’s Tale,” Ethan Hawke and James McBride Talk with Manisha Sinha, The New Yorker Festival, October 10, 2020

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* Quoted in “Politicians Quote Abraham Lincoln a Lot. Historians Say They Don’t Always Do His Words Justice,” By Olivia B. Waxman, Time, February 11, 2021
* Quoted in “Was the Attack on Congress un-American? Yes and No, Historians say,” By Anna Beahm in reckonsouth.com January 12, 2021 
* Interview with Turkish newspaper Birgun January 8, 2021 
* Quoted in “The Historic Importance of Kamala Harris,” by Callie Crossley, August 17, 2020
* Interview, “The Meaning of Kamala Harris to Indian-Americans,” The Brian Lehrer Show, August 13, 2020
* Cited in “Trump and His Allies Think They Know Who Counts,” by Jamelle Bouie, The New York Times, August 7, 2020
* Quoted in “As Statues of Founding Fathers Topple, Debate Rages Over where Protestors should Draw the Line,” By Annie Gowen in The Washington Post July 7, 2020
* Quoted in “Boston will Remove Statue of a Freed Slave Kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s Feet as University of Wisconsin Students Petition to have Statue on their Campus Torn Down saying it’s ‘a Symbol of White Supremacy,’” By Heather Alexander, Daily Mail, July 1, 2020
* Quoted in “University of Wisconsin Students call for Removal of Abraham Lincoln Statue on Madison Campus,” By Kelly Meyerhofer, Chicago Tribune, June 30, 2020 
* Quoted in “Cuanda las Estatuas caen del pedestal,” by Pablo Ximenez de Sandoval, El Pais June 29, 2020
* Interview, “Should Statues of Historic Figures with Complicated Pasts be Taken Down?” by David Greene, NPR, Morning Edition, June 24, 2020
* Quoted in “Why Juneteenth Matters,” By Jamelle Bouie, The New York Times, June 19, 2020
* Quoted in “The Conspiracy Theories that Fueled the Civil War,” The Atlantic May 29, 2020
* Quoted in “The Ten Best Movies Based on a True Story,” Time November 19, 2020
* Quoted in “Joe Biden’s Election Met with Mixed Reaction Among CT: A UConn History Professor Calls It the Most Consequential Since 1860,” NBC Connecticut, November 10, 2020
* Quoted in “Exploring the North’s Long History of Slavery, Scientific Racism,” By Brett Milano The Harvard Gazette October 9, 2020
* Quoted in “Scholars Discuss Scientific Racism, Abolition in Radcliffe Panel on Zealy Daguerreotype Book,” By Tracy Jiang and Meimei Xu The Harvard Crimson, October 9, 2020
* Quoted in “Soak in Empowerment through a Colorful Conversation as Women of Color Unite,” By Esther Ju The Daily Campus October 8, 2020; Part Two
* Quoted in “Fact Check: Historical Claims about Constitutional Amendments Lack Context,” By Mathew Brown, USA Today September 25, 2020 
* Quoted in “Make an American Slavery Course a Requirement,” by Deirdre H. Barker in The City Pulse August 28, 2020
* Interviewed in “National Controversy over Central American Mascots Reaches Central Massachusetts,” By Cyrus Moulton, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, July 25, 2020
* Quoted in “Vandalism to Colonist Symbols Picks up Steam in Connecticut, Amid Question about Who is Behind Incident at Andover Library,” The Harford Courant July 6, 2020
* Quoted in “After the Columbus Statues Come Down, Will other Monuments Come Under Scrutiny?”  By Steven Goode, The Harford Courant July 6, 2020
* Quoted in “Civil War Statues: Different Messages from Civil War Sides,” By Tracey O’Shaughnessy in Republican American, July 4, 2020
* Quoted in “’Strategic’ or ‘Misguided’? Toppling of Statues Sparks Latest Debate on Madison Protests,” By Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, June 25, 2020
* Interview, “Historians Debate Worst Year Ever,” Cheddar with Jacob Munoz, August 13, 2020
* Quoted in “Black Bostonians Fought for Freedom from Slavery. Where are the Statues that Tell their Stories?” by Kevin M. Levin, WBUR Commentary, June 16, 2020
* “Where Trump’s Acquittal Fits into the History Impeachment, According to Historians,” By Olivia Waxman, Time, February 6, 2020
* Cited in “Pence’s Outrageous Op-ed Hold a Deeper Meaning,” by Jeremi Suri in CNN, January 18, 2020
* Quoted in “The Fight Over the 1619 Project is Not About the Facts,” by Adam Serwer, The Atlantic, December 23, 2019
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* “What the Reactionary Politics of 2019 Owe to the Politics of Slavery,” by Jamelle Bouie, New York Times, August 14, 2019
* Letter to the Editor, “Abolishing Slavery,” The New York Times, July 5, 2019 
* Quoted in “The Black Gun Owner Next Door,” By Tiya Miles in The New York Times Sunday Review, March 10, 2019 
* Quoted in “A Refusal to Compromise? Civil War Historians Beg to Differ,” by Jennifer Schuessler in The New York Times, October 31, 2017 
* “Quoted in “ Lessons Taught: Obama’s Legacy as a Historian,” by Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times, January 18, 2017
* Quoted in “Harvard President Apologizes for Reference to Freeing of Slaves in Discussing Fund-Raising Efforts,” By Deirdre Fernandes The Boston Globe September 28, 2019
* Quoted in “The American Scion who Secured British Neutrality in the U.S. Civil War,” by Sara Georgini, Smithsonian Magazine, January 16, 2020
* Quoted in “In Den USA Driften Zwei Welten Auseinander,” By Martin Luscher in Finanz und Wirtschaft, December 23, 2019 and “Die Wichstisgte Wahl Zeit Jahrzehnten”
* Quoted in “Civility is Overrated,” By Adam Serwer in The Atlantic, December 2019
* Quoted in “7 Key Questions in the U.S. Slavery Reparations Debate,” By Dave Roos, December 2, 2019, 
*Quoted in “What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Harriet,” By Rachelle Hampton, Slate, October 31, 2019
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*Quoted in “Joe Biden and the Disastrous History of Bipartisanship” by Branco Marcetic, In These Times, August 22, 2019
* Quoted in “The Real Lesson of Kanye West’s Take on Slavery, According to an Expert,” by Olivia Waxman, Time May 2, 2018
* Quoted in “What was the Biggest Scandal in American History? 7 Historians Make Their Picks,” By Olivia B. Waxman Time April 18, 2019
* “The Trump Administration has a Lot to Learn about African American History. Here’s a Reading List” by Valerie Strauss The Washington Post March 7, 2017
* Quoted in “What Kanye Got Right and Wrong about the 13th Amendment, According to Historians,” By Olivia B. Waxman, Time October 2, 2018
* Quoted in “Kanye Thinks Slavery was a ‘Choice’ & Everyone is Stunned,” By Shreyashi Roy, the quint May 3, 2018
* Quoted in “The Education of Ta-Nehisi Coates,” by Jordan Michael Smith in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 2, 2017
* Quoted in “Niagara Falls is More Than a Pretty Sight—For decades, it was a Path of Freedom for Slaves,” By Claire Hannum, Mic September 3, 2017 
* Quoted in “Subway Tiles Resembling the Confederate Flag Remain in Time Square Station, For Now,” by Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist, August 17, 2017 
* Quoted in “Forgotten: Springfield’s Black History is Nowhere in Sight,” by Chance Viles and Kristin Palpini, The Valley Advocate, June 5, 2017
* Quoted in Adam Serwer, “The Lesser Part of Valor,” The Atlantic May 26, 2017 
* Quoted in “Who Gets to Legislate Heritage?” by Brooke Newman in Scalawag March 2, 2017
* Quoted in “The Congressional Fight Over Slavery Got so Intense..” By Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian.com February 10, 2017
 * Quoted in “Lost Cause: Seeing America Through the Losing Candidate’s Map,” by Lena Groeger, ProPublica, November 7, 2016
* Letter to the Editor, New Yorker, October 3, 2016
* Quoted in, “What Gun Control Advocates can Learn from Abolitionists,” by Rebecca Onion, Slate June 14, 2016
* Rebecca Onion, “Where is the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Gun Control? And What Would it Look Like?” Slate, June 20, 2016

*Quoted in “The Forgotten Abolitionists,” Ideas Section, The Boston Globe, February 14, 2016

* Quoted in article on “ The Slaves Who Sued for Freedom,” by Amy Crawford in The Boston Globe, November 3, 2013
* “Author stresses the role of slaves in book at talk Wednesday in Florence” The Recorder, Greenfield, August 5, 2016
* Rebecca Onion, “Is 2016 the Worst Year in History?” Slate July 22, 2016
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* “Author of ‘The Slave’s Cause’ offers an interracial view of abolitionism in talk” Yale News February 19, 2016
* “Historians to Discuss Abolition Movement at UMass Panel,” Springfield Republican, February 9, 2016
* “A History of Abolition: Author Visits Library to Discuss Latest Book,” Southbridge News, April 14, 2016
* Quoted in article, “Slavery Bill gets Mixed Reviews,” Daily Hampshire Gazette October 19, 2009
* Quoted in article “Hunger for History as Civil War’s 150th Approaches,” Richmond News Times-Dispatch, April 25, 2009
* Quoted in article on “Abraham Lincoln’s Great Awakening: From Moderate to Abolitionist,” US News & World Report February 9, 2009
* Quoted in article on “Lincoln’s Love of Language,” Brattleboro Reformer, February 3, 2009
* Interview and Graduate Seminar Featured on Presidential Elections, “History Lessons: UMass Students of Slavery Assess Tuesday Victory,” Daily Hampshire Gazette November 2, 2008
* Quoted in “DNA evidence linking African Americans and Africans,” The Boston Globe April 24, 2000, Springfield Union News, April 25, 2000, The Times of London, April 26, 2000