“In This Grand Experiment, Jessica Ziparo tells the history of female federal employees in Washington, DC, 1861–1865, ‘an important but overlooked
"The result is an enlightening telling of America's most famous killing."
The history of the United States is still full of topics yet to be researched, explored, and revealed in book or other form.
Newspaper editor John O’Sullivan is generally credited with the development of, if not necessarily coining, the expression Manifest Destiny, the notion or idea that the United States of America sho
“a timely and thorough story without hyperbole or histrionics of this controversial chapter in American history. . .”
For those who enjoy reading a well-told tale of historical nonfiction, this could be that story. But be forewarned that it comes with at least two caveats to be explained below.
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
“[S]he wrote, ‘I do not desire ecstatic, disembodied sainthood . . . I would be human, and American, and a woman.’”
History as documented through the image has a short historiography. Until recently, even the nobility lacked multiple images or sometimes any likeness at all.
“. . . tells an almost unknown side of this well chronicled battle . . .”
“. . . assured and compelling. . . . fascinating and perceptive . . .”
“. . . a brilliant example of how the format can inspire and educate.”
“. . . very helpful in understanding Lincoln’s attitude as politician and as president toward race.”
H. Donald Winkler has researched the lives of nineteen daring women who changed the outcome of Civil War battles.