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Review: The Marriage-Go-Round

May 14, 2015 // 7 Comments

Andrew Cherlin’s The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today is the third book I have consulted to learn more about the collapse of [...]

Review: A History of The Wife

May 4, 2015 // 7 Comments

Marilyn Yalom’s A History of The Wife is the second book that I bought to gain a better understanding of the history of marriage and gender roles. There’s [...]

Congo’s Mineral Wealth

November 1, 2014 // 4 Comments

Here’s an important excerpt from David Van Reybrouck’s new book,  Congo: The Epic History of a People: “Beneath its surface, Congo turned out to conceal a [...]

Review: A History of Appalachia

July 30, 2014 // 6 Comments

Richard B. Drake, A History of Appalachia Richard B. Drake’s A History of Appalachia is an excellent introduction to the history and culture of the people of the region. [...]

Review: The City That Bleeds

May 24, 2014 // 19 Comments

Paul Kersey, The City That Bleeds: Race, History and the Death of Baltimore Maryland I’ve only been through Baltimore once in my life. In August 2010, I had to travel [...]

The City That Bleeds

May 15, 2014 // 12 Comments

Maryland Here’s what it says on the back cover: “You’ve seen HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire,” created by former Baltimore Sun [...]

Share Your Ignorance

January 21, 2014 // 24 Comments

Alabama Browse through the personal library of Hunter Wallace: Note: Share with us your own books that have inspired so much [...]

Abolition and Racial Equality

December 20, 2013 // 10 Comments

New England Here’s an excerpt below from Paul Goodman’s Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality. I’m really enjoying this book. There [...]

Northern Fair Employment Practice Laws

November 6, 2013 // 52 Comments

American North Until I read this, I had been disappointed that Thomas J. Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty was ignoring the passage of civil rights legislation at the [...]

Sweet Land of Liberty

November 4, 2013 // 148 Comments

Thomas J. Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty American North I bought this book on sale last month when I was in St. Louis. It is about the forgotten history of the Civil [...]

Review: The Anatomy of Violence

June 2, 2013 // 66 Comments

Adrian Raine, “The Anatomy of Violence” Pennsylvania Adrian Raine’s The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime amasses the latest evidence from [...]

Review: Dividing Lines (Birmingham)

May 8, 2013 // 23 Comments

Review: Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma Alabama Exactly 50 years ago, the Birmingham business [...]

Review: America Aflame

January 25, 2013 // 160 Comments

David Goldfield’s, “America Aflame: How The Civil War Created a Nation” United States, 1834-1876 David Goldfield’s America Aflame: How The Civil War [...]
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