Tag: Doris Kearns Goodwin

TV Documentary Review: ‘Theodore Roosevelt’: Complex Man for Complicated Times

R | 2 episodes | Documentary | May 30, 2022 (USA) He was a “transformational” president by any progressive measure. Unfortunately, by dividing the Republican opposition, he helped elect Woodrow Wilson (who dramatically turned back the clock for Civil Rights when he segregated the federal government). In so many ways, Theodore Roosevelt reshaped America, even through his strategic mistakes….

Docuseries ‘Abraham Lincoln’ on History Channel

Recently, a rather pernicious piece of disinformation has gained Internet traction falsely claiming Abraham Lincoln had owned slaves. He didn’t and anyone who suggests otherwise should lose all credibility. While the degree of Lincoln’s anti-slavery beliefs evolved and hardened during his public life, he always found chattel slavery morally reprehensible. Lincoln also resided in free…