Reviews & Essays

A Slave in the White House

Though he deplored slavery, James Madison owned slaves. A new book examines the Founding Father's contradictory conduct.

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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

The chilling chronicle of an injustice in the Florida courts that became a turning point in the civil rights movement.

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In Brief

Freedom's Cap

The story of the U.S. Capitol's renovation during a period of tumult.

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Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

A case for how religious belief has shaped America's foreign policy.

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The Fiery Trial

Eric Foner follows the shifts in thought that led an embattled defender of the Union to become the Great Emancipator.

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The Killing of Crazy Horse

A look at the world of a myth-shrouded Sioux hero, and the continuing resonance of his life and death.

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The Civil War of 1812

A new book portrays the second American-British conflict as a war whose concerns were largely internecine.

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American Colossus

A sweeping survey of Gilded Age America traces the rise of modern wealth, and its power.

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The Warmth of Other Suns

An impassioned history of the Great Migration of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North and West between 1910 and 1970.

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Reader's Diary

American Insurgents, American Patriots

In a new history of the American Revolution, an esteemed historian shifts the focus from the Founders to ordinary people.

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In Brief

Hoboes

As the Wild West turned into America's garden, migrant workers moved in to harvest its yield.

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Interviews

Daniel Okrent

James Mustich talks with Daniel Okrent about his new book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Read more...

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The Last Stand

The historic battle at Little Bighorn, from the award-winning author of Mayflower.

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