Kathryn Stewart

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The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

This original work adds an important new voice to conversations about slavery, disability, and medical history. Exceptional analysis of an understudied topic.

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

A must read for anyone interested in the history of 20th-century women’s lives, fashion, publishing, and New York.

With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism

This essential, well-written biography fills a huge gap in the history of American feminism.
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Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel

Pankhurst's life is ripe for discovery by new readers and a younger generation. However, this biography is often so dense that her story often gets lost within its pages.

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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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