The Soul of America
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Nashville-based biographer
echoes the rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth in his poignant secular
sermon, spiraling outward from our civil rights ground zero, slavery. "To
know what has come before is to be armed against despair," observes
Meacham, who stirringly recalls past moments of national crisis to prove that,
eventually, light does peek through.
— Hamilton Cain