Randall M. Miller

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When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War

A new perspective on the Civil War. All will appreciate White’s gripping accounts of partisanship, political ambition, civil disobedience, and the creative ways that Radicals used print and speech to persuade Americans to understand and accept the necessity of emancipation and the importance of equal rights.
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Lincoln’s Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War

An insightful work about an influential but often overlooked political figure.

The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

We do not know what members of Congress took away from the Dialogues, but readers of this book will learn much about biographical method, historical curiosity, and American exceptionalism. With close reading they will also realize that there is no one American story, Rubenstein’s claim notwithstanding.

All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. Vol. 3: 1856–1860

In all this, Blumenthal speaks to our own time and, through Lincoln’s life and work, asks us to consider what price expediency and ego cost democracy. Brilliant, compelling, and memorable.

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Rebel Richmond: Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

This book will set the standard for other much-needed intensive, up-close examinations of what the Civil War meant on the ground.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Levin’s timely and telling account should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the uses and abuses of history and the power and dangers of mythmaking.

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The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction

This poignant and powerful book shows us that decisions and laws surrounding racial identity and interest were deliberate. Knowing that matters in thinking about race today. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]
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Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War To Save a Nation

For those wanting to see spying through both a wide-angle lens in terms of patterns of espionage and a microscopic one in terms of personalities, Waller’s book is the one to read.

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Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation

A thoughtful collection providing additional insight into new perspectives on slavery.

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