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Report on the Condition of the South by Carl Schurz

Report on the Condition of the South by Carl Schurz (1865) Never has the introduction to a book so misconstrued a work as President Andrew Johnson’s preface to Carl Schurz‘s Report on the Condition of the South. Writing months after … Continue reading

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Andrew Johnson by Annette Gordon-Reed

Andrew Johnson by Annette Gordon-Reed published by Henry Holt (2011) Annette Gordon-Reed got a lot of attention the last time she wrote about a president long-rumored to have fathered a child with an enslaved woman. The Hemingses of Monticello: An … Continue reading

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