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Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

The Secret Six

This excerpt from authors Kilmeade and Yaeger shows George Washington's use of intelligence and counterintelligence, including Culper Spy Ring
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A Fools Errand by Lonnie Bunch

A Fool's Errand

This excerpt of Lonnie Bunch intertwines his personal experiences with the long road that led to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Liberty's Exiles by Maya Jasanoff

Liberty's Exiles

This excerpt from Maya Jasanoff illustrates exiled loyalists' experience and what it meant as an American colonist returning to Great Britain after defeat.
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Slave Counterpoint by Philip Morgan

Slave Counterpoint

This excerpt from Phillip Morgan explains the value of studying slave culture in the eighteenth century and “humanizing the institution of slavery.”
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Rush by Stephen Fried

Rush

Read an excerpt from Stephen Fried's biography of Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence and surgeon-general in the Continental Army.
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The Swamp Fox by John Oller

The Swamp Fox

Read an excerpt from John Oller's biography on Francis Marion, that seeks to unpack and debunk some of the myths on the "Swamp Fox" of the Revolutionary War
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The Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor

The Internal Enemy

This excerpt from Alan Taylor examines the complex subject of slavery in a state dedicated to liberty and freedom, yet enslaved two-fifths of the population
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Citizen Sailors by Nathan Perl-Rosenthal

Citizen Sailors

This excerpt from Nathan Perl-Rosenthal that examines evolving concepts of identity, nationality, and citizenship in the decades leading to the War of 1812.
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Patriot Pirates by Robert Patton

Patriot Pirates

This excerpt from Robert Patton presents the story of America's seaborne insurgency against British merchant ships and Navy.
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Curators' Book List on Alexander Hamilton

Read an excerpt from Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton that inspired the Broadway hit musical Hamilton: An American Musical.
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