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April
17
April
17

The First Indian Home Guards and the Civil War of the Trans-Mississippi Frontier

                                M. Jane Johansson, ed. Albert C. Ellithorpe the First Indian Home Guards and the Civil War of the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press (2016). The title is a mouthful, but the fact is that this intriguing More

March
02
March
02

South Side Girls

                                  Marcia Chatelain. South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration. Durham, NC, Duke University Press (2015). This is a very important study of lives of black girls during the Great Migration. At its core are the girls themselves, More

February
12
February
12

The Defender

                                Ethan Michaeli. The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama. New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (2016). This history is beautifully written and exquisitely researched. More

January
19
January
19

The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address

                                Abraham Lincoln, author; William E. Barton, editor. The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address. Los Angeles, Library of Alexandria (2015). This book was originally published in Boston by Houghton Mifflin in 1922 with the Reverend More

December
07
December
07

Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World It Made

                                Dominic A. Pacyga. Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World It Made. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press (2015). “Context” for historians generally refers to the wider scene that helps to explain something specific. “Context” for this important More

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