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An American House Divided: “The Field of Blood” and “The War Before the War”

AMERICAN HISTORY

An American House Divided: “The Field of Blood” and “The War Before the War”

Essay by Hamilton Cain ×

Two new works of history look at the political and personal clashes that set the stage for the Civil War.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

LIVES

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Posted by Barbara Spindel ×

A new life of the great foe of slavery and racism contends with its subject's own monumental work of autobiography.
2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

AWARDS

2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Ten titles in the running for 2016's National Book Award for Fiction.
2016 NBA Longlists: Nonfiction

AWARDS

2016 NBA Longlists: Nonfiction

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The ten works of nonfiction on this year's list touch on topics ranging from the history of slavery to the ethics of a "big data" society.
The Underground Railroad

FICTION

The Underground Railroad

Reviewed by Walton Muyumba ×

In his new novel, Colson Whitehead tells the story of a woman’s flight from slavery to freedom — along a path conjured out of equal parts history and imagination. Review by Walton Muyumba.
Original Sins and Enduring Fractures

DAYBOOK

Original Sins and Enduring Fractures

By Steve King ×

One hundred forty-eight years ago this week, the 14th Amendment was ratified, but some believe its attempt to truly unite the country remains unfinished work.
Gateway to Freedom

HISTORY

Gateway to Freedom

Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell ×

A history of the Underground Railroad tells moving stories of courage in riveting detail.
Today Unbind the Captive

DAYBOOK

Today Unbind the Captive

by Steve King ×

Remembering America's greatest New Year's Day occasion: the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation....