The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

From the Pulitzer Prize winning historian, an authoritative story of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation s foundation The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional ame

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth (Civil War America)

More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army But as Kevin M Levin argues in this carefully researched

Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan's Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam

The importance of Robert E Lee s first movement north of the Potomac River in September 1862 is difficult to overstate After his string of successes in Virginia, a decisive Confederate victory in Maryland or Pennsylvania may well have spun the war in an entirely different direction Why he and his

Mustard Seed

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home Oberlin, Ohio, 1868 Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth s beloved nurse

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising narrative of America s wartime chief executives It sometimes seems, in retrospect, as if America has been almost continuously at war Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial,

Varina

In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

From the Pulitzer Prize winning historian, an authoritative story of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation s foundation The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional ame