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“…somebody in each era must make clear the facts with utter disregard to his own wish and desire and belief.  What we have to know, so far as possible, are the things that actually happened in the world.  Then with that much clear and open to every reader, the philosopher and prophet has a chance to interpret these facts; but the historian has no right posing as scientist, to conclude or distort facts; and until we distinguish between the two functions of the chronicler of human action, we are going to render it easy for a muddled world out of sheer ignorance to make the same mistake ten times over.
W. E. B. Du Bois, Pg. 722, “Black Reconstruction in America; 1860 – 1880”
Updated: November 13, 2020 — 6:46 pm