In this episode we explore the life, ideas, and writings of one of the 20th-century most influential American historians–C. Vann Woodward, author of The Strange Career of Jim Crow. Our guest is James Cobb, author if C. Vann Woodward: America’s Historian. In our conversation we discuss Woodward’s liberalism and how he balanced historical writing with social activism over a career that spanned nearly five decades.
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