Matthew M. Heidtmann is a PhD student at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York, where he also teaches American history. Prior to joining Stony Brook, Matthew obtained a BA in American Studies at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests revolve around political leadership, particularly within the Republican Party in the northeastern United States during the late nineteenth century.

Book Review: Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970 by Lee Sartain

Lee Sartain focuses on Baltimore due to its historical significance as a border city and its proximity to Washington D.C. While racism and segregation existed here as they did elsewhere in the early twentieth century, Baltimore espoused a relatively large black middle class and offered some degree of black voice and representation. Continue reading