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Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

This foray into the ideas that shape and sustain U.S. law and society offers significant inroads for readers interested in the progress and pitfalls of the U.S. criminal justice system, and how incidental and intentional actions affect historical developments.

The Essential Clarence Major: Prose & Poetry

Recommended for all libraries with substantial collections of African American and contemporary American literature.

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Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Recommended for readers with an academic interest in African American history, women’s history, and early 20th-century queer experience.

Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Petrey writes beautifully, offering readers across a wide variety of academic fields, including religious studies and the history of sexuality, an elegant intellectual text that will please casual readers as well. Highly recommended.

A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Highly recommended because of the insights on the time period, and a valuable contribution to understanding the common Civil War soldier.
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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.
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Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

This work speaks to the internal tensions within party organizations, the blinding force of ambition, and the ways distrust of democratic processes and institutions can destroy democracy itself. In that, it is a book for our time.
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Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

While previous studies lionized or sentimentalized Beatriz, Harmer roots the subject in the context of the time period and brings to bear her own expertise in Cold War Latin America. A definitive biography of a female revolutionary.
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An Environmental History of the Civil War

For scholars of the Civil War, this book adds a fresh perspective, illustrating how ecology, nature, and weather had a striking and unpredictable effect upon military preparedness and the waging of war.

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