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OLIVER STONE talks about his “Untold History of the United States,” a 10-part documentary series on Showtime, Mondays at 9 (and other times) – this coming Monday is episode 3 on The Bomb–video preview HERE. Companion volume, co-authored by Peter Kuznick: info HERE. More info at The Nation, HERE.
Also: ERIC FONER comments on “Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg’s highly-praised film about passage of the 13th Amendment banning slavery. Spielberg’s point: Lincoln freed the slaves. Eric says that’s not quite right—first we had the abolitionists; and then during the Civil War the slaves did a lot to free themselves. Eric’s book The Fiery Trial won the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize; it’s out now in paperback.