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Midnight's Borders

by Wendy Hinman

Suchitra Vijayan’s complex history Midnight’s Borders shows how India’s policies have fueled border conflicts, with devastating effects. Vijayan uses precise language to explain the implications that India’s contested borders... Read More

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On the Ho Chi Minh Trail

by Susan Waggoner

Combining interviews, history, and reportage, Sherry Buchanan’s "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" illuminates the lives of women during the Vietnam War. Buchanan was a college student during the Vietnam War. Decades later, her interest in the... Read More

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The Movement

by Tanisha Rule

Thomas C. Holt’s civil rights history text, "The Movement", takes care to include Black women leaders alongside its more familiar names. Beginning with 1930s and 1940s political strategizing, this book covers familiar civil rights... Read More

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Together

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Amy Nathan’s inspiring book covers two families on opposite sides of the legacy of Jim Crow. On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, an Black shoemaker from New Orleans, bought a first class train ticket to Covington, Louisiana. When the train... Read More

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White Freedom

by Tanisha Rule

With its thorough inquiries into world history, Tyler Stovall’s "White Freedom" shows that the highly regarded American ideals of liberty and freedom do not contradict the nation’s record of racism; in the US, “freedom” has... Read More

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Checkmate

by Benjamin Welton

"Checkmate" is a fascinating text that explains, in detail, the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East. Gennaro Buonocore’s "Checkmate" is a concise and thoughtful primer on the intricacies of Middle Eastern politics. With... Read More

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