Category Archives: Books

How to Teach the American Civil War

Last night I finished reading Dudley Taylor Cornish’s The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865, a history of the United States Colored Troops (USCT), and it has dramatically changed my view on how to teach the American Civil … Continue reading

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Book review: Jack Greene’s “Confronting Colonialism and Evaluating Empire”

It’s been a while since my last post on this blog, but I’ve been busy with some other projects that should see the light of day over the course of 2014. One thing that I can reveal is my latest … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Founders and Finance”

It’s not easy writing an unfavorable review, especially when the author is no longer able to defend himself. My review of Thomas K. McCraw’s The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy is up at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jefferson, Time, and History

No major blog post this week, as I am working to finish a chapter of my thesis by this weekend. But, for those who enjoy reading about Thomas Jefferson and/or the Enlightenment, my review of Hannah Spahn’s Thomas Jefferson, Time, … Continue reading

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