Paul Kramer

Paul A. Kramer teaches modern U. S. history at Vanderbilt University, and writes for the New Yorker, Slate and other publications on America’s place in the world. His first book, "The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines," was awarded the Organization of American Historians’ James A. Rawley Prize for the best book on race relations in the United States. It's available on Amazon. He is currently writing a book on the history of U.S. immigration politics.

Stories By Paul Kramer

The Black Pastor Whose “Turban Trick” Exposed American Racism

Rev. Routté bluffed his way into first-class treatment in the Jim Crow-era south — unmasking the ridiculous hypocrisy of segregation.