Introduction to Meg Waite Clayton

Moderator Ronald Leopold delivered the following introduction to Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Last Train to London, a novel based on the true story of the Vienna Kindertransports and the heroic Dutch woman who led the rescues, Truus Wijsmuller.

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When it comes to John Brown’s raid, nothing is black and white

In this 4th and final blog of our series about abolitionist John Brown, we wonder what to make of him: a hero or a villain?

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