Fellow outriders, this summer we are going to do another book club. Longtime commenter Michigan Reader is going to take it on. She's very interested in pursuing the work of Eric Foner. As it stands (and she can correct me) I believe we have two choices--Foner's Reconstruction or The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln And American Slavery.
"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."