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The War Before the War

David Holahan The Christian Science Monitor
The role of the enslaved in the political crisis that led to the Civil War is not as well known as it should be, but this volume adds to our knowledge on this topic.

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Joshua A Claybourn Compulsive Reader
Reviewer Claybourn says this new biography is likely to become the definitive one of the great 19th Century leader of the African American freedom struggle and champion of democracy.

Two Americas: Upward Mobility for White vs. Black Children

Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie R. Jones and Sonya Porter The Equality of Opportunity Project
According to the study the black-white gap in upward mobility is driven entirely by differences in men’s, not women’s, outcomes.
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