Chad E. Statler

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The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Recommended for readers who enjoy 19th-century history or presidential studies, and those seeking to understand the failures of Reconstruction. This thorough account adds a much-needed perspective on Reconstruction and Johnson’s presidency; it speaks to the ongoing battles over voting rights and racism.
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By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution

The Talbots cover a lot of ground in this wide-ranging yet accessible work. Readers interested in 1960s counterculture and activism will enjoy this history, especially when it discusses less written-about leaders.

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear

A must-read for anybody interested in women’s history or the history of reform in the United States. Like Radium Girls, this volume is a page-turner.

Clear, Hold, and Destroy: Pacification in Phú Yên and the American War in Vietnam

This academic yet highly readable study will appeal to readers interested in the Vietnam War and its failures and lessons.

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

Readers interested in social movements in the United States, past or present, will not want to miss this illuminating work.

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II

Readers interested in World War II tales of bravery and heroism or Jewish studies will enjoy this.

William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia

Based on extensive primary research, this biography adds a much-needed layer to existing scholarship about the era. An essential work that is a must-read for those interested in the Underground Railroad and Black history in the U.S.

The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865–1915

This compelling history of a time that mirrors our own will be enjoyed by readers interested in American history and politics.
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The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—And How We Can Fix It

Readers interested in racial, social justice, and financial issues will not want to miss this eye-opening title.
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