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A Biographical History of the Fourteenth Amendment

On July 28, 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. Here, we examine the people and stories behind the law that recognized -- at least in theory -- the full humanity of all adult citizens of the United States, regardless of race or gender.(READ MORE)

Babysitting, Beaches, and Mick Jagger’s Sex Appeal

Editor's Note: Susan Jane Gilman is the author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress and Kiss My Tiara. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and has written commentary for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. Her most recent novel is The Ice Cream Queen...(READ MORE)

A Required Reading List for July 2014

Each month, Biographile sorts through all the upcoming releases in biography and memoir, across publishers, to provide a curated reading list of the month's most exciting new titles. Below are our picks for July 2014.(READ MORE)