Among historians certainly, it has been axiomatic that control of the authority and power of the Federal government was maintained by the so-called Southern plantation aristocracy for the first 75
Since its 2015 publication, Ari Berman’s Give Us the Ballot has received near universal acclaim, including Notable or Best Book of the Year status from The New York Times, The
“well-organized, splendidly written, and compelling . . .”
On July 4, 1866, George Bailey Loring gave a speech. He spoke about the founding fathers, and what they did not do.
“. . . a brilliant example of how the format can inspire and educate.”
This entertaining and well-structured book is an ethnography of the New Domesticity movement which the author sees as sweeping America.
“. . . we as historians are in debt to the life and work of Dr. Lewis.”
As an historian, this reviewer found reading Notes on a Century an unexpected pleasure.
“. . . a record of human existence—past, present, and what it might be in the future.”
“. . . very helpful in understanding Lincoln’s attitude as politician and as president toward race.”
“Peace, They Say makes us consider the complexity of war and peace.
“Those who share Dr. Foley’s ‘admiration and respect for the movement’ will find this book invigorating.
“. . . some readers will no doubt dismiss some of the author’s statements as hyperbole or perceive a pacifist bias. But those distractions are few and far between. Ms.
“‘Heterosexuality is historically constituted,’ she concludes, ‘and for now we believe in it. And this, too, shall pass.’”
“President Clinton goes on to make an extremely detailed list of 46 steps government could take to make our society and our economy function better.
“A Convenient Hatred is a profoundly authoritative resource for educators.
“In moments like this, the reader wishes that Ms.
“The Origins of AIDS is a fascinating and important read that tells how it came to be that over 60 million global citizens are either now infected or have died of HIV.”
“Beyond classrooms, general readers will likely find a few of the selections compelling and the rest boorish and preachy.
“The Palmer Raids are being cited in more and more books and articles as we turn our attention to immigration policy, and forced deportation.
“Marx’s take on analytical concepts such as “use” and “exchange” values is still valid and potentially very useful for understanding how the lack of regulatory intervention has allowed our
“A Secret Life is a masterfully researched biography.”
“an extraordinary book of stunning black and white images of the men and boys, women and girls, who lost limbs and loved ones and managed to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on af
Were I suddenly granted the power to assemble the greatest dinner party in history, Oriana Fallaci would most certainly occupy a seat at the table.
Then Everything Changed by Jeff Greenfield is an ambitious book that takes three important pieces of recent American presidential history and simply changes them.