Kathryn Stewart

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Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast

A must-read for anyone interested in slave revolts and the history of Atlantic slavery.
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Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy

Ball is thoughtful about incorporating new theories of whiteness and the implications for descendants of Klan members, but the lack of solid evidence about Lacorgne may leave readers wanting more.

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From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Although this history is well covered in other books, such as Edward E. Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told and Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, and the arguments for reparations are not new, this is a worthwhile compendium on an extremely important topic.

The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family

A moving, beautifully told story that adds to our understanding of Madison along with African American genealogy and oral history.

Rebel Cinderella: Rose Pastor Stokes: Sweatshop Immigrant, Aristocrat’s Wife, Socialist Crusader

Lucidly written and painstakingly researched, this is a joy to read, cementing Pastor in her rightful place with other progressive figures of the time.
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Thomas Jefferson’s Education

Recommended only for readers of Jeffersonian history and those curious about the history of the University of Virginia and College of William & Mary.

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The Long Walk to Freedom

Although the narratives are available online, this book will provide a succinct collection for high school or beginning undergraduates studying the history of slavery in America.
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A Box of Darkness

Highly recommended, especially for fans of memoir and LGBT literature.
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Abigail and John Adams

Lest the title mislead, this is not a biography but an advanced cultural-historical study and analysis. Those very familiar both with the Adamses and with the specialized language of this kind of critical discourse will most appreciate this.

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