Republic of Pretense

A new history of the Civil War era looks closely at America, and doesn’t blink.

Appeared in: Volume 3, Number 6 | Published on: July 1, 2008
H.W. Brands teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, and the forthcoming Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, due out in November.
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