69 minutes | Nov 5, 2021

Bonus 6 - The Presidents We Made Along The Way

We wrap up our series with a bit of Presidential trivia, Matt’s ranking of the U.S. presidents, and some final thoughts on what we learned along the way.Thank you all for listening.Many have requested a bibliography or recommended reading. Here’s what we got:- The Oxford History of the United States series is all very good, but especially:- What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe- The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, Richard WhiteThen also: - The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, Sean Wilentz- A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, Michael McGerr- Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the 70’s, Judith Stein- The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, Greg Grandin- Everything by Rick Perlstein
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