Jacob Sherman

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White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

A highly recommended, in-depth history of migration that accounts for the lives affected by American border policing and immigration restrictions.
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A Nation of Descendants: Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History

Recommended for historians and students of information and cultural studies for its expansive overview of a niche field.

Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump

An essential work that encapsulates the trajectory of American politics in the first two decades of the 21st century, and the lasting impact on everyday life.

Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

Not only an essential work of Texas history, but popular history at its best. The book shines when detailing the power of telling one’s own story.

Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

An accessible account that is highly recommended for those who want a historical perspective on current issues and those interested in the nation’s founding.

An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd

The latest by Burlingame is primarily recommended for Lincoln completists.
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Divided by Terror: American Patriotism After 9/11

A highly recommended work that sheds insight on how patriotism is formed and sustained during times of crisis. Bodnar’s work is also important for its understanding of the power of collective memory and how it has shaped American society in the 21st century.
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A Season with Mom: Love, Loss, and the Ultimate Baseball Adventure

A recommended memoir about the bond between mother and daughter, with a dash of baseball thrown in.

Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy

A startling read that will provoke tough questions about governance, this is highly recommended to all interested in government reform.
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