The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
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Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
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Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who were spies.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
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Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
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Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains during the Depression.
To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration by Edward J. Larson
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A breathtaking entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time: in 1909 three daring expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world.
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu
The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. A passionate, personal, urgent book from the man who sparked a national debate.