Patriotic Pick for November 2022
by Alan Taylor
Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Louise Mirrer, Ph.D., president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society:
American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850 by Alan Taylor.
“This persuasively argued history tells a new and provocative story of a United States that came into being as a nation divided, much as it is today,” says Mirrer. “Key characters — from Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and Henry Clay — emerge as adjuncts to the story of a fragile union, each leaving an indelible imprint on the reader, as they did on the country. The New-York Historical was pleased to award American Republics its 2022 Barbara and David Zalaznick American History Book Prize.”
Patriotic Pick is a monthly feature in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.
Patriotic Picks is a monthly feature in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.