The Book that Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation
Randall Fuller

New York Times Book Review -- January 22, 2017

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804
Alan Taylor

London Review of Books -- October 6, 2016

Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation
Nicholas Guyatt

New York Times Book Review -- May 1, 2016

rev Give Us the Ballot
Ari Berman

The Nation -- December 21/28, 2015

The Half Has Never Been Told
Edward Baptist

New York Times Book Review -- October 5, 2014

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
Michael Korda
Washington Post -- May 30, 2014

rev The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
David Brion Davis

The Nation -- February 17, 2014

The Wars of Reconstruction
Douglas R. Egerton

New York Times Book Review -- February 2, 2014

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
H. W. Brands
Washington Post -- November 2, 2012

rev More than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889
Stephen Kantrowitz

The Nation -- July 30-August 6, 2012

Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians
Robert W. Merry
Washington Post -- July 13, 2012

rev The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights
Robin Blackburn

The Nation -- August 29, 2011

rev The Union War
Gary W. Gallagher

New York Times Book Review -- May 1, 2011

The History of White People
Nell Irvin Painter
Harper's -- September, 2010

The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies
Victoria Bynum      
 

rev Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South
Stephanie McCurry

The Nation -- August 4, 2010

Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
Philip Dray
The Nation -- November 3, 2008

rev The Hemingses of Monticello
Annette Gordon-Reed

New York Times Book Review -- October 5, 2008

rev The Slave Ship: A Human History
Marcus Rediker

The London Review of Books -- July 31, 2008

rev The Day Freedom Died
Charles Lane      
 

The Colfax Massacre
LeeAnna Keith

Washington Post Book World -- March 23, 2008

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
Drew Faust
The Nation -- January 28, 2008

rev The Road to Reunion. Volume Two. Secessionists Triumphant: 1854-1861
William W. Freehling

The New York Times Book Review -- April 8, 2007

The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery
James Oakes
The Nation -- February 5, 2007

rev The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty
Lawrence Otis Graham

Washington Post Book World -- July 2, 2006

rev Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Raymond Arsenault

The New York Times Book Review -- March 19, 2006

rev How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier
Stuart Banner

The London Review of Books -- February 9, 2006

The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln
Sean Wilentz
The Nation -- October 31, 2005

John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
David S. Reynolds

The Los Angeles Times Book Review -- May 1, 2005

The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon Johnson
Ed. Max Holland et al.

The New York Times Book Review -- May 8, 2005

The Dominion of War: Empire and Conflict in North America 1500-2000
Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton

The London Review of Books -- May 19, 2005

In Perilous Times
Geoffrey R. Stone
The Nation -- December 6, 2004

Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom From the 1790s Through the Civil War
Melvin Patrick Ely
The Los Angeles Times Book Review -- September 12, 2004

Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585-1828
Walter A. McDougall

The Los Angeles Times Book Review -- May 23, 2004

Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876
William H. Rehnquist

The Nation -- March 29, 2004

Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington                Daniel Mark Epstein                                                                                 Washington Post Book World -- February 15, 2004

Lincoln / Lincoln's Constitution
Richard Carwardine / Daniel Farber
The London Review of Books -- October 23, 2003

Reporting Civil Rights
Ed., Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Bill Kovach, and Carol Polsgrove
Los Angeles Times Book Review -- March 9, 2003

Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War
T.J. Stiles
Los Angeles Times Book Review -- September 22, 2002

The Strange Death of American Liberalism
H.W. Brands
The London Review of Books -- June 27, 2002

Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography
William Lee Miller
The New York Times Book Review -- February 10, 2002

Founding Brothers
Joseph Ellis
Los Angeles Times Book Review -- April 29, 2001

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory
David W. Blight
The New York Times Book Review -- March 4, 2001

Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream
Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Los Angeles Times Book Review -- April 9, 2000