Contemporary biography is trying to break down the color line into individuals and families, and to show the intricate connections between Americans of all colors.
Lydia Marie Child, circa 1865. Via Wikimedia Commons
Mr. Rollyson is the author of The Life of William Faulkner and The Last Days of Sylvia Plath. He has published fourteen biographies and has written about biography for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington, Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New Criterion, and other publications.
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