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400 Years Of Freethought
Samuel Porter Putnam
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Michael Hecht
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War - Eric Foner Foner's dissertation, political history. Tracks free soil ideology, focusing particularly on Seward, Chase, and Greeley. In 25th anniversary edition, Foner responds in a new foreword to more recent scholarship, and qualifies some of his earlier statements. This is one of those books you just can’t avoid reading.