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Nicholas Guyatt

Interview with Nicholas Guyatt Author of Bind Us Apart

It seems appropriate to end the series of posts (1,2,3) about the intellectual history of race on the 4th of July with an interview with Nicholas Guyatt, author of Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation. This is an intellectual history arguing that the same enlightened logic that gave us the “self evident truths” enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and commemorated on this day underscored the logic of segregation. Fittingly, Guyatt casts his study in his introduction as the “prehistory of ‘separate but equal.'” Aside from Bind Us Apart, Guyatt is the author of four books, including Read more