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American Civil Wars: A Continental History, 1850–1873

Based on an impressive array of secondary sources, this outstanding account will appeal to readers interested in the U.S. Civil War seeking to understand how it affected Mexico and British North America.

American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850

This insightful and engaging survey is essential reading for scholars as well as casual readers of history.

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.


American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804

This well-documented and thoroughly researched but also accessibly written book is recommended to readers interested in colonial and postcolonial American history, especially those who enjoyed Taylor's similarly impressive American Colonies. [See Prepub Alert, 3/21/16.]

The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832

This is an accessible narrative of great scholarship that, similar to Maya Jasanoff's Liberty's Exiles, takes a new and distinct look at a topic of persistent attention. Writing with an understanding of his subject that is stunning to behold, Taylor again shows why he is the dean of early American history. A great work for early American history buffs and anyone interested in the evolution of slavery in America.

The Civil War of 1812

Readers should turn first to Taylor's The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution to see how the borderlands were shaped by conflict before the War of 1812. As this war's bicentennial approaches, Jon Latimer's 1812: War with Americais another good choice.

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