Stephen Budiansky, Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas (Norton, 2019).
John Harris, The Last Slave Ship: New York and the End of the Middle Passage (Yale University Press, 2021).
Elizabeth Hinton, America on Fire: The Untold History of Political Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s (Liveright, 2021).
Kelly D. Mezurek, For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops (Kent State University Press, 2016).
Tiya Miles, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake (Random House, 2021).
Clint Smith, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America (Little Brown and Company, 2021).
Note: I had the opportunity to read and comment on the manuscript. It is a wonderful book that I can’t recommend highly enough.
Alan Taylor, American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850 (Norton, 2021).