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Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, is author, most recently, of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.
A new biography of Andrew Jackson recounts a bloody history and reveals disturbing parallels with Trump.
Despite what Steve King says, the U.S. was never a Christian nation.
In The Heathen School, John Demos locates the early history of American exceptionalism in a small New England missionary school.
There was a time when Americans valued "competency" over riches and saw wealth as the cause of poverty.
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