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Heirs of an Honored Name: The Decline of the Adams Family and the Rise of Modern America

For scholars and serious students of 19th-century American history.

Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America

Egerton's study of the individuals and attention to their lives after the war is extremely well researched and well documented. This is an important addition to the shelves of Civil War books.

Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War

Egerton reveals how chance and contingency, as much as design, set the political course in the critical 1860 election...

The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era

Egerton's work joins scads of writing on Reconstruction but robustly updates much historiography as it focuses on the degree of Americans' commitment to practice the nation's foundational principle "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights."

Year of Meteors

Heavily documented, relying on substantial primary and manuscript sources, this book sheds new light on an often researched topic. All those with an interest in the importance of race in the nation's history will want to acquire this highly readable work, even if they own other recent studies of the election, such as Gary Ecelbarger's The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds To Win the 1860 Republican Nomination.

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