Historian Edward J. Larson explores how George Washington reluctantly came to preside over the Constitutional Convention, mediate the fractious states, and, as a result, help secure our republic’s future.
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Renowned scholar Akhil Reed Amar sheds new light on America’s constitutional landscape by exploring how the nation’s legal tradition unites a vast and disparate land.
Using his final public address, historian Louis P. Masur traces the evolution of Lincoln’s ideas and debate over reconstruction policies during the war.
Renowned military historian Jeremy Black offers reflections on the value of military history and a glimpse into the future of war.
Historians assess both the high cost of war and the debatable cost of peace by looking at Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox.