Secret history of America

A new issue of The Journal of Transnational American Studies is out. Robert J. Miller (Lewis & Clark): Christianity, American Indians, and the Doctrine of Discovery. Shane J. Ralston (Penn State): American Enlightenment Thought. Those loyal to the English king during the American Revolution have been written out of history, but Andrew Roberts says Maya Jasanoff's Liberty’s Exiles restores them to their proper place as true patriots (and more). A review of George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory by Edward G. Lengel. A review of Liberty, State, and Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson by Luigi Marco Bassani. James Madison and the Dilemmas of Democracy: What kind of government did the Father of the Constitution envision? A review of The Ideological Origins of American Federalism by Alison LaCroix. G. Edward White (Virginia): Recovering the Legal History of the Confederacy. A review of Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation by John Majewski. Was the Civil War necessary? A review of America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation by David Goldfield (and more). Taki Theodoracopulos on Robert E. Lee Forever! A review of Social Ethics in the Making: Interpreting an American Tradition by Gary Dorrien. An excerpt from The Modern Utopian: Alternative Communes of the '60s and '70s by Richard Fairfield. Is a dream a lie if it doesn’t come true (or is it something worse)? A review of Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class by Jefferson Cowie. David Mulcahey reviews The Other Eighties: A Secret History of America in the Age of Reagan by Bradford Martin and Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now — Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything by David Sirota (and more and more and more and more and more and more).