Stealing an idea from Kevin Levin, here are books that I recently acquired and have finished, have started reading, or intend to read* before the end of the fall semester:

Eric Burin, Slavery and the Peculiar Solution: A History of the American Colonization Society (University Press of Florida, 2005)

Lacy K. Ford, Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South (Oxford University Press, 2009)

David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, Henry Clay: The Essential American (Random House, 2010)

Richard John, Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse (Harvard University Press, 1995)

Harold Woodman, King Cotton and His Retainers: Financing and Marketing the Cotton Crop of the South, 1800-1925 (University of Kentucky Press, 1968)

I’m also looking forward to the next volume of the Papers of Andrew Jackson, due out next month; volume 8 covers 1830.

* According to my legal counsel, “intention to read” does not constitute a binding contract to begin, or complete, reading said book(s).

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