All posts by Kate Masur


A Filmmaker’s Imagination, and a Historian’s

Dreamworks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, The Kobal Collection at Art Resource, N.Y.

As viewers flock to see Lincoln, and reviewers rave about Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance, historians are raising different issues: How accurate is the film’s portrayal of emancipation? What does it leave out? The Chronicle Review asked several scholars to weigh in.

“You gave us the history from which we made our historical fiction,” Steven Spielberg recently told the historians in a crowd gathered to commemora…