Building a House Divided


My 78th audiobook is up on Audible this afternoon. Interestingly, the audiobook dropped before the print book is due for publication on September 29. First time that’s happened.

As I noted earlier, I felt that Building a House Divided is a very important book.  This is a beautifully written and well-researched look at just what role slavery played in the United States, and how the actions of four men, Presidents Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Senator Stephen A. Douglas, led to the Civil War. As opposed to the blatant propaganda of most of the current conversation about systemic racism, it’s a powerful statement of historical fact. 

As always, if you would like a free review copy, just message me. 

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  1. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne

    Thomas Jefferson thought that slavery was wrong but he didn’t do very much to end the practice in his later career. He did a good job of stopping further importations of slaves when he was the governor of  Virginia if I recall correctly.

    But how did Jefferson expand slavery?

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  2. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
    Postmodern Hoplite

    Just added this to my Amazon list. Thanks, @douglaspratt, for the recommendation and offer of audio review copy.

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