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  1. The Abolitionist Legacy (1975)
    From Reconstruction to the NAACP
    2 Reviews
  2. Abraham Lincoln (2009)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  3. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution (1991)
    2 Reviews
  4. [+]
    The Agitator (Review)
    Frederick Douglass, by William S. McFeely
    1. Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely
    The New Republic, March 11, 1991, p. 37
  5. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    Carpetbagger's Crusade, by Otto H. Olsen
    1. Carpetbagger's Crusade by Otto H. Olsen
    The American Historical Review, April 1966, p. 1078
  6. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    John P. Hale and the Politics of Abolition, by Richard H. Sewell
    1. John P. Hale and the Politics of Abolition by Richard H. Sewell
    The American Historical Review, January 1966, p. 690
  7. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    New Frontiers of the American Reconstruction, by Harold M. Hyman
    1. New Frontiers of the American Reconstruction by Harold M. Hyman
    The American Historical Review, October 1967, p. 240
  8. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    White Over Black, by Winthrop D. Jordan
    1. White Over Black by Winthrop D. Jordan
    The American Historical Review, October 1968, p. 268
  9. [+]
    Americas (3 Reviews)
    Reconstructing the Union, by Herman Belz
    1. Reconstructing the Union by Herman Belz
    2. Losing the Peace by Elizabeth Studley Nathans
    3. Reconstruction: The Ending of the Civil War by Avery Craven
    The American Historical Review, February 1970, pp. 934-936
  10. [+]
    The Art of Abraham Lincoln (Review)
    Lincoln at Gettysburg, by Garry Wills
    1. Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Wills
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1992, pp. 3-5
  11. Battle Cry of Freedom (1988)
    The Civil War Era
    4 Reviews
  12. [+]
    Big Little Big Horn (2 Reviews)
    Custer, by Jeffry D. Wert
    1. Custer by Jeffry D. Wert
    2. With Custer on the Little Bighorn by William O. Taylor and Greg Martin
    The New Republic, July 29, 1996, pp. 38-41
  13. Blacks in America (1971)
    Bibliographical Essays
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  14. [+]
    Blitzkrieg in Georgia (2 Reviews)
    Atlanta 1864, by Richard M. McMurry
    1. Atlanta 1864 by Richard M. McMurry
    2. Sherman's Civil War by William T. Sherman, Brooks D. Simpson, and Jean V. Berlin, ...
    The New York Review of Books, November 30, 2000, pp. 36-38
  15. Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam 1862 (2002)
    1 Review
  16. [+]
    Dark Victories (2 Reviews)
    This Republic of Suffering, by Drew Gilpin Faust
    1. This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
    2. Awaiting the Heavenly Country by Mark S. Schantz
    The New York Review of Books, April 17, 2008, pp. 78-79
  17. The Dimensions of Change
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1978, pp. 135-144
  18. Drawn with the Sword (1996)
    Reflections on the American Civil War
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  19. [+]
    A Fictional Portrait of John Brown (Review)
    Cloudsplitter, by Russell Banks
    1. Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1998, pp. 124-128
  20. For Cause and Comrades (1997)
    Why Men Fought in the Civil War
    4 Reviews
  21. [+]
    Generals in Politics (3 Reviews)
    Jefferson Davis and His Generals, by Steven E. Woodworth
    1. Jefferson Davis and His Generals by Steven E. Woodworth
    2. Abandoned by Lincoln by Wallace J. Schutz and Walter N. Trenerry
    3. Damned Yankee by Christopher Phillips
    The New York Review of Books, March 28, 1991, pp. 57-59
  22. Books and the Arts
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    The 'Glory' Story (Review)
    Glory (1989 Film), by Edward Zwick
    1. Glory (1989 Film) by Edward Zwick
    The New Republic, January 8, 1990, pp. 22-27
  23. [+]
    Gotterdammerung (4 Reviews)
    The Hard Hand of War, by Mark Grimsley
    1. The Hard Hand of War by Mark Grimsley
    2. Citizen Sherman by Michael Fellman
    3. Robert E. Lee: A Biography by Emory M. Thomas
    4. Davis and Lee at War by Steven E. Woodworth
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1995, pp. 10-15
  24. Grant or Greeley?
    The Abolitionist Dilemma in the Election of 1872
    The American Historical Review, October 1965, pp. 43-61
  25. [+]
    The Heart of the Matter (4 Reviews)
    Slavery and the American West, by Michael A. Morrison
    1. Slavery and the American West by Michael A. Morrison
    2. Days of Defiance by Maury Klein
    3. Behind the Lines in the Southern Confederacy by Charles W. Ramsdell
    4. The Confederate War by Gary W. Gallagher
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 1997, pp. 35-47
  26. [+]
    The Historian Who Saw Through America (2 Reviews)
    Diverse Nations, by George M. Fredrickson
    1. Diverse Nations by George M. Fredrickson
    2. Big Enough to Be Inconsistent by George M. Fredrickson
    The New York Review of Books, December 4, 2008, pp. 45-47
  27. [+]
    How Noble Was Robert E. Lee? (3 Reviews)
    Lee Considered, by Alan T. Nolan
    1. Lee Considered by Alan T. Nolan
    2. Let Us Have Peace by Brooks D. Simpson
    3. The Destructive War by Charles Royster
    The New York Review of Books, November 7, 1991, pp. 10-14
  28. [+]
    How the North Nearly Lost (4 Reviews)
    Two Great Rebel Armies, by Richard M. McMurry
    1. Two Great Rebel Armies by Richard M. McMurry
    2. Stonewall Jackson by John Bowers
    3. The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan by Stephen W. Sears and George B. McClellan
    4. Fighting for the Confederacy by Gary W. Gallagher and Edward Porter Alexander #2, ...
    The New York Review of Books, October 12, 1989, pp. 43-45
  29. Is Blood Thicker Than Water? (2001)
    Crises of Nationalism in the Modern World
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  30. The Lesson of Antietam
    The American Scholar, Winter 2002, pp. 64-65
  31. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 26, 2007, pp. 64-65
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 26, 2009, pp. 50-52
  33. [+]
    Liberating Lincoln (3 Reviews)
    Lincoln in American Memory, by Merrill D. Peterson
    1. Lincoln in American Memory by Merrill D. Peterson
    2. The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln by Phillip Shaw Paludan
    3. The Lincoln Persuasion by J. David Greenstone
    The New York Review of Books, April 21, 1994, pp. 7-10
  34. [+]
    Lincoln Off His Pedestal (4 Reviews)
    A. Lincoln: A Biography, by Ronald C. White, Jr.
    1. A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White, Jr.
    2. Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame
    3. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan
    4. Mrs. Lincoln: A Life by Catherine Clinton
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 2009, pp. 58-60
  35. [+]
    Lincoln's Herndon (3 Reviews)
    Lincoln Before Washington, by Douglas L. Wilson
    1. Lincoln Before Washington by Douglas L. Wilson
    2. Herndon's Informants by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
    3. Honor's Voice by Douglas L. Wilson
    The New York Review of Books, March 26, 1998, pp. 6-8
  36. [+]
    The Lone Star (2 Reviews)
    Sword of San Jacinto: A Life of Sam Houston, by Marshall De Bruhl
    1. Sword of San Jacinto: A Life of Sam Houston by Marshall De Bruhl
    2. Sam Houston: A Biography of the Father of Texas by John Hoyt Williams
    The New Republic, April 19, 1993, pp. 38-40
  37. The Negro's Civil War (1965)
    How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  38. [+]
    A Nineteenth Century Nixon (Review)
    Andrew Johnson: A Biography, by Hans L. Trefousse
    1. Andrew Johnson: A Biography by Hans L. Trefousse
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1989, pp. 84-88
  39. Presidential Address
    No Peace without Victory, 1861-1865
    The American Historical Review, February 2004, pp. 1-18
  40. Ordeal By Fire (1982)
    The Civil War and Reconstruction
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  41. [+]
    Patterns of Prejudice (Review)
    Nativism and Slavery, by Tyler G. Anbinder
    1. Nativism and Slavery by Tyler G. Anbinder
    The New Republic, October 19, 1992, pp. 43-46
  42. [+]
    Reconstruction Reconsidered (2 Reviews)
    Those Terrible Carpetbaggers, by Richard Nelson Current
    1. Those Terrible Carpetbaggers by Richard Nelson Current
    2. Reconstruction by Eric Foner
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1988, pp. 75-77
  43. Region, Race and Reconstruction (1982)
    Essays in Honor of C. Vann Woodward
    1 Review
  44. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men, by Eric Foner
    1. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men by Eric Foner
    Political Science Quarterly, September 1972, pp. 456-458
  45. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    Ballots for Freedom, by Richard H. Sewell
    1. Ballots for Freedom by Richard H. Sewell
    Political Science Quarterly, Winter 1976, pp. 746-747
  46. [+]
    The Riddle of the Victor (Review)
    Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865, by Brooks D. Simpson
    1. Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865 by Brooks D. Simpson
    The New Republic, February 21, 2000, pp. 42-45
  47. The Struggle for Equality (1964)
    Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  48. [+]
    Their Masters' Voice (Review)
    Without Consent or Contract, by Robert William Fogel
    1. Without Consent or Contract by Robert William Fogel
    The New Republic, October 23, 1989, pp. 38-41
  49. [+]
    They Chose Freedom (Review)
    A Slave No More, by David W. Blight
    1. A Slave No More by David W. Blight
    The New York Review of Books, March 20, 2008, pp. 47-48
  50. [+]
    Top Gun (3 Reviews)
    Lincoln's War, by Geoffrey Perret
    1. Lincoln's War by Geoffrey Perret
    2. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation by Allen C. Guelzo
    3. Lincoln's Last Months by William C. Harris
    The Nation, June 14, 2004, pp. 36-39
  51. [+]
    The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln (Review)
    The Fiery Trial, by Eric Foner
    1. The Fiery Trial by Eric Foner
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 2010, pp. 10-13
  52. Tried by War (2008)
    Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  53. [+]
    Twist and Shout (Review)
    What Lincoln Believed, by Michael Lind
    1. What Lincoln Believed by Michael Lind
    The Nation, June 13, 2005, pp. 33-34
  54. Ulysses S. Grant
    The Unheroic Hero
    The New York Review of Books, February 4, 1999, pp. 16-19
  55. [+]
    The Unionist (Review)
    Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time, by Robert V. Remini
    1. Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time by Robert V. Remini
    The New Republic, February 16, 1998, pp. 39-41
  56. [+]
    United States (Review)
    J.E. Spingarn and the Rise of the NAACP, 1911-1939, by B. Joyce Ross
    1. J.E. Spingarn and the Rise of the NAACP, 1911-1939 by B. Joyce Ross
    The American Historical Review, October 1973, p. 1141
  57. [+]
    United States (Review)
    CORE: A Study in the Civil Rights Movement, 1942-1968, by August Meier and Elliott Rudwick
    1. CORE: A Study in the Civil Rights Movement, 1942-1968 by August Meier and Elliott Rudwick
    The American Historical Review, February 1974, p. 248
  58. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Feminism and Suffrage, by Ellen Carol Dubois
    1. Feminism and Suffrage by Ellen Carol Dubois
    The American Historical Review, June 1979, p. 852
  59. Books
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    War in the Mind (Review)
    Shook over Hell, by Eric T. Dean, Jr.
    1. Shook over Hell by Eric T. Dean, Jr.
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1998, pp. 110-111
  60. [+]
    The War of Southern Aggression (3 Reviews)
    John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union, by John Niven
    1. John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union by John Niven
    2. Secret and Sacred by Carol Bleser and James Henry Hammond
    3. Origins of Southern Radicalism by Lacy K. Ford, Jr.
    The New York Review of Books, January 19, 1989, pp. 16-20
  61. [+]
    Wartime (3 Reviews)
    Forged in Battle, by Joseph T. Glatthaar
    1. Forged in Battle by Joseph T. Glatthaar
    2. The New York City Draft Riots by Iver Bernstein
    3. Inside War by Michael Fellman
    The New York Review of Books, April 12, 1990, pp. 33-35
  62. "We Cannot Escape History" (1995)
    Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth
    1 Review
  63. [+]
    What Did He Really Think About Race? (Review)
    The Radical and the Republican, by James Oakes
    1. The Radical and the Republican by James Oakes
    The New York Review of Books, March 29, 2007, pp. 18-19
  64. What They Fought For, 1861-1865 (1994)
    2 Reviews
  65. White Liberals and Black Power in Negro Education, 1865-1915
    The American Historical Review, June 1970, pp. 1357-1386
  66. Writing the Civil War (1998)
    The Quest to Understand
    1 Review
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