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The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393652574
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2019

The promise of a new American Founding after the Civil War was articulated by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Constitutional Amendments. While they rid the nation of slavery, their aspiration to provide equal rights to more citizens largely failed in the face of violent opposition, blinkered judicial rulings, and widespread indifference. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Women's War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War by Stephanie McCurry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780674987975
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Published: Belknap Press - April 15th, 2019

This is a story that needed to be told. A major new work of Civil War history, this volume does not only challenge conventional assumptions about women in the Civil War, but dispels the notion that a "woman's role" is limited to the sidelines in any war. This ought to be required reading for any history buff! ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781594204050
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Published: Penguin Press - November 6th, 2018

Slaves felling their Southern masters before the Civil War were fugitives. Their fates depended on the doggedness of their pursuers, and their varying reception in the North. Delbanco reveals how fugitive slaves helped push the country into a war which, ultimately, freed those on the run. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Father's Day

Buying books for my father is a challenge - almost an insurmountable one. He holds a PhD in optical physics from Harvard, spent his entire career in research at IBM throughout its heyday, directing science and technology development. He has been on every national academy board, engineering or science task force, science advisory panel, held chairs or guest professorships in engineering and physics at MIT, UVA, and UMass - you name it.

Rebel Yell

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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451673296
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Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2015

In 1862, Stonewall Jackson's worldwide fame eclipsed even that of Napoleon. Just a year earlier he was an obscure professor known as "Old Jack." Less a biography than an epic history of strategic gambles and battlefield miracles, with an enigmatic hero who put as much faith in God as he did in war. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Rebel Yell

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ISBN: 9781451673289
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

In 1862, Stonewall Jackson's worldwide fame eclipsed even that of Napoleon. Just a year earlier he was an obscure professor known as "Old Jack." Less a biography than an epic history of strategic gambles and battlefield miracles, with an enigmatic hero who put as much faith in God as he did in war. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


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