Thomas Simpson

Thomas Simpson is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Facing History and Ourselves. Thomas holds a master's degree in Global, International, and Comparative History from Georgetown University.

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Posted by Thomas Simpson on July 2, 2020

Each year for Independence Day, students of history read and reflect upon Frederick Douglass’ landmark speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.”  In recent years, scholars have begun to reexamine the life and legacy of this famous abolitionist and orator. Guest writer Thomas Simpson offers a review of historian David Blight's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Thomas holds a master's degree in History from Georgetown University and is a core member of Facing History's Marketing and Communications team.

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Topics: Reconstruction, Racism, Slavery

"Reconstruction Never Ended": A Review of Eric Foner's Second Founding

Posted by Thomas Simpson on May 11, 2020

Guest writer Thomas Simpson offers a review of historian Eric Foner's towering new book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. Thomas holds a master's degree in History from Georgetown University and is a core member of Facing History's Marketing and Communications team.

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Topics: Democracy, Reconstruction

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