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Seeking research assistant to help judge write memoir

I have been asked to post the following announcement:

A judge in the Washington, DC area is looking for someone to assist him in writing his memoirs. The work would include helping to organize the judge’s papers and helping to structure his narrative. The assistant would likely begin by interviewing the judge, recording the interviews, and conducting independent research as needed to provide context. The work would be done in the evening or on weekends at the judge’s home. 

Donald G. Mathews
Brent Campney

Campney on Mathews, 'At the Altar of Lynching: Burning Sam Hose in the American South'

Donald G. Mathews. At the Altar of Lynching: Burning Sam Hose in the American South. Cambridge Studies in the American South Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 354 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-63398-4; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18297-4.

Reviewed by Brent Campney (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley)
Published on H-Law (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Michael J. Pfeifer