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  • One Nation, Indivisible: Really? Forever?

    Richard Kreitner, author of "Break It Up" joins Burt Cohen's podcast to discuss the history and future of calls to break up the United States.



  • Do We Really Need Another Biography of Robert E. Lee?

    by Kevin M. Levin

    Recent discussion of the forthcoming biography of Robert E. Lee by Allen Guelzo shouldn't foreclose the possibility that the book will offer insight because many historians object to Guelzo's participation in Donald Trump's conference on teaching history. 



  • Caste Does Not Explain Race

    by Charisse Burden-Stelly

    A reviewer takes Isabel Wilkerson's book "Caste" to task for failure to examine the connections between racism and economic exploitation. 



  • 2020 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Winner

    Notre Dame professor Sophie White's "Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor and Longing in French Louisiana" is the winner of the 22nd annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the best book on the history of slavery, resistance and abolition. 



  • Stolen into Slavery (Excerpt)

    by Richard Bell

    An excerpt from Richard Bell's award-winning book "Stolen" which tells the story of five free Black boys sold into slavery. 



  • 2020 Book Concierge: Books For History Lovers

    Books on investigating crimes of racial terror during the civil rights era, the decline of hitchhiking in American culture, Afghan Islamic extremism, and the importance of Richard Wagner in the world of music are recommended by NPR's Book Concierge. 



  • Smithsonian's Ten Best History Books of 2020

    Books about racism, military medicine, George Washington, the Civil War in the west, and an academic con are among the top history books of 2020 according to the editors of Smithsonian Magazine. 



  • 50 Years On, the Feminist Press Is Radical and Relevant

    A look back at the ongoing work of the Feminist Press and the legacy of founder Florence Howe, who saved the work of many women authors from obscurity and helped support the emerging study of literature by women. 



  • Atlantic Slavery: An Eternal War (Review)

    by Julia Gaffield

    Historian of Haiti Julia Gaffield reviews two new books examining the Atlantic Slave Trade through the lenses of war against slave rebellion and disease. 



  • 2020 Contingent Magazine Booklist

    Contingent Magazine recommends books written by non-tenure track faculty and historians and scholars in non-academic positions. 



  • Online Roundtable: Brandon R. Byrd’s ‘The Black Republic’

    The African American Intellectual History Society will present next week a series of responses to Dr. Brandon Byrd's 2019 book examining the relationship between Black American intellectuals and activists and the Republic of Haiti. 



  • On Evangelical Masculinities (Review)

    Journalist Daniel José Camacho reviews Kristin Kobes Du Mez's book "Jesus and John Wayne" and considers the way that masculinities are expressed in non-white evangelical communities.