The Best History Books of February are a varied lot. So much so, that I'm having a difficult time trying to summarize the list. I've included two Western-themed books below; I've also included two very different books about the African American experience. Don't let that mislead you: the book topics on this list are wide and varied. For example, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, which goes on sale tomorrow (and is likely to be a best seller), is another one to check out. You'll definitely be seeing more of that one in the days to come.
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval by Saidiya Hartman - This is a unique history, a look at black women in the early 20th Century who sought to transform their intimate society. As they questioned what makes a free life, and as they pushed back against Victorian norms, they built a beautiful experiment in places like New York and Philadelphia.
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