COLLECTIVE AMNESIA: AMERICAN APARTHEID African Americans’ 400 Years in North America, 1619-2019 Eugene DeFriest Betit Xlibris (502 pp.); February 14, 2019 BOOK REVIEW An accomplished American historian explores the roots and effects of the mistreatment of African Americans in the United States. Much of the history in Bétit’s (War’s Cost, 2016, etc.) carefully researched and…

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I sent my manuscript to the publisher, Xlibris, in early September. For the past four and a half months, I have gotten an education which my two previous books did not provide: getting permission to use graphics. This is not an easy process. I started with 103 pictures, maps, tables and other graphics, leading one…

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