The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

From the Pulitzer Prize winning historian, an authoritative story of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation s foundation The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional ame

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth (Civil War America)

More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army But as Kevin M Levin argues in this carefully researched

Mustard Seed

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home Oberlin, Ohio, 1868 Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth s beloved nurse