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

A must-read for anyone interested in U.S. history.


Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World

This insightful series of essays explores topics such as civil liberties, emancipation policy and practice, military and political leadership, the Lincoln image over time, and the ways in which various interests have distorted and exploited Lincoln in myth and for varied political and social purposes...

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

This seminal work is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the United States from the beginning of the sectional conflict between the North and the South to the conclusion of the Civil War. Readers should also strongly consider Passages to Freedom, edited by David W. Blight. [See Prepub Alert, 7/21/14.]

The Fiery Trial

In the vast library on Lincoln, Foner's book stands out as the most sensitive and sensible reading of Lincoln's lifetime involvement with slavery and the most insightful assessment of Lincoln's—and indeed America's—imperative to move toward freedom lest it be lost. An essential work for all Americans.

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