I’ll also be reading The Rise Of American Democracy: Jefferson To Lincoln by Sean Wilentz. I suppose the title basically explains the book.
Also, I’ve reading been bits and pieces of Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. This is a book of free verse profiles about the imagined inhabitants of a small American town. Many of the residents of this town had hidden scandal in their lives. It was published in 1915.
I recently finished the novel The Sport Of The Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar. I’ll have more to say about that novel and about Dunbar in upcoming posts.