Robin Einhorn teaches history at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of American Taxation, American Slavery.
Walter Johnson reconsiders the connection between slavery and capitalism.
The building of the transcontinental railroads is not the story of a managerial revolution, argues Richard White, but of incompetence and corruption rewarded.
The horrors of The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database arise through the cumulative weight of its abstract pieces of information.
Jack Rakove's Revolutionaries shows the founders as real people in motion instead of as Olympian gods.