For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
This month’s Readers Review panel discusses "The Confessions of Nat Turner," novelist William Styron’s retelling of the life of the man who led the Virginia slave revolt of 1831.
- David Ignatius columnist, "The Washington Post;" co-moderator of "PostGlobal" on washingtonpost.com.
- Lou Stovall artist, printmaker and board member of the PEN/Faulkner Awards for Fiction
- Valerie Babb professor of English at Georgetown University
- The Right Reverand Jane Holmes Dixon The Right Reverend Jane Holmes Dixon, retired Episcopal Bishop of Washington, Pro-tempore.
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