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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History

Cuba (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize)

An American History

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History

“Full of…lively insights and lucid prose” (The Wall Street Journal) an epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s leading historians of Cuba.

The First Populist

The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson

A revelatory, timely, and masterful biography of President Andrew Jackson that offers a new perspective on this charismatic figure in the context of American populism—identifying the reasons for his unprecedented appeal as it shows us the man and politician in his full complexity.

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Black Ghost of Empire

The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation

The 1619 Project illuminated the ways in which every aspect of life in the United States was and is shaped by the existence of slavery. Black Ghost of Empire focuses on emancipation and how this opportunity to make right further codified the racial caste system—instead of obliterating it.
 

Five Things You Didn't Know About Emancipation

Who was Ona Judge?

Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar discusses Ona Judge, the slave who escaped George and Martha Washington.