The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Eric Foner resurrects the history of the Underground Railroad, its powerful place in New York City, and how it helped Harriet Beecher Stowe and others bring about the war that ended slavery.
Anne Tyler's 20th novel is, like her previous 19, about a mildly dysfunctional Baltimore family of loyal yet infuriating people who love one another, but not always helpfully.
The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
Marie Gottschalk describes an American penal system that has all but abandoned any real attempt to rehabilitate its inmates.
The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealthand Power
Why was the first Gilded Age a time of sometimes violent resistance, while ours is an age of acquiescence? Steve Fraser's answer is twofold: capitalism has changed, and so has the social imaginary that enfolds it.
Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer
When Jeanne Bishop learned of her sister's murder, she found herself saying aloud, "I don't want to hate anybody."
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