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Allan J. Lichtman

Allan J. Lichtman is Distinguished Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. His has authored or co-authored eight books, including most recently FDR and the Jews (Harvard, 2013, with Richard Breitman). His 2008 book White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement (Grove/Atlantic, 2008) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in general non-fiction. Dr. Lichtman has provided commentary for all major television and radio networks and is regularly quoted by leading newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has published more than 200 scholarly and popular articles and served as an expert witness in more than 80 federal voting rights and redistricting cases. As an expert for the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights he discovered that the outcome of the 2000 presidential election turned on the vast disparity in rates at which officials rejected ballots cast by blacks and whites in Florida.