Charles K. Piehl

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After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America

An excellent choice for readers seeking to understand the human effects of government immigration and refugee policy. Goudeau’s sometimes heartbreaking narratives personalize the refugee crisis in ways cold news accounts cannot.
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A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

This book will appeal to readers seeking inspiration to address problems facing both organized labor and individual workers.

Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy

Skillful writing makes Miller’s latest work a highly recommended and readable addition to the voluminous library of Civil War histories.
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The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns

With the exception of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced, no similar recent collection of evocative reflections on the migration experience exists. This will appeal to students and general readers, if only as a starting point for further exploration

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

Although somewhat uneven in its coverage of labor history, this lively and informative read will appeal to those interested in the current challenges facing American workers. [See Prepub Alert, 2/18/19.]

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Readers interested in the human and historical aspects of immigration will find this book extremely useful and insightful.

Searching for Stonewall Jackson: A Quest for Legacy in a Divided America

Although the book may appeal to devoted fans of this hero of the Confederacy, it fails to provide new insight into Jackson’s character or accomplishments.

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The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

Complementing but not replacing David Stewart's Impeached, this volume offers a skillfully crafted and useful history. [See Prepub Alert, 11/19/18.]
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Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America

Trotter includes an impressive bibliographic essay in this useful survey of an important topic that will be particularly useful for readers with interests in labor and race relations.

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