David S. Reynolds, “Deathbed Directive” (review of Gregory May’s A Madman’s Will: John Randolph, Four Hundred Slaves, and the Mirage of Freedom), Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2023.
David S. Reynolds, “The Remarkable Grimkes” (review of Kerri K. Greenridge’s A The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family), New York Review of Books, March 9, 2023.
David S. Reynolds, “Disgrace at the North” (review of Philip Dray’s A Lynching at Port Jervis), Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2022.
David S. Reynolds, “In the Shadow of Slavery” (review-essay on Clint Smith’s How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America), New York Review of Books, February 22, 2022.
David S. Reynolds, “He Was No Moses” (review-essay on Robert S. Levine’s The Failed Promise and Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers), New York Review of Books, December 16, 2021.
David S. Reynolds, “Before the Civil War, America Was a ‘House Divided’ in More Ways Than One,” (review of Alan Taylor’s American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783-1850), New York Times Book Review, May 18, 2021.
David S. Reynolds, “When Slaves Fled to Mexico“ (review essay on Alice Baumgartner’s South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Freedom and the Road to the Civil War) New York Review of Books, May 13, 2021.