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The Multiracial Promise: Harold Washington’s Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan’s America

A well written narrative that will engage many readers, especially scholars, activists, and fans of political histories.

Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics

Strongly recommended for social science students and public collections where similar titles circulate well.

C. Vann Woodward: America’s Historian

A rewarding read for scholars of Southern and 20th-century historical references in the United States.

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination

Like Bearden’s art, Gilmore’s biography pulses with energy and will resonate with readers of Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.

Feeding Washington’s Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778

Impeccably researched, this is a needed addition to the story of the war for independence.

Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life

Leonard sets the record straight on Butler and provides an object lesson on the ways his personality and principles combined to effect public good.

Twice Forgotten: African Americans and the Korean War, an Oral History

This is an essential, insightful read on an often-overlooked subject, for those interested in military history and African American history.

The Vote Collectors: The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers Behind the Nation’s Greatest Electoral Fraud

Graff and Ochsner’s colloquial style makes a dry subject into a fascinating read. Recommended for readers interested in politics and North Carolina.

Choctaw Confederates: The American Civil War in Indian Country

Readers interested in history of Indigenous peoples and the U.S. Civil War will enjoy this look at the Confederacy through the lens of Choctaw people.

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