Nicholas BuccolaThe Fire Is upon Us


A remarkable story of race and the American dream, Nicholas Buccola’s The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of a conflict that continues to haunt our politics. The Fire Is Upon Us shows how the clash between the civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism persists in illuminating America’s racial divide.

About the Author


Nicholas Buccola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass and the editor of The Essential Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy. His work has appeared in the New York TimesSalon, and many other publications. He is the Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and lives in Portland.