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  • Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincolnby Jonathan W. White

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Union army's overwhelming vote for Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864 has led many Civil War scholars to conclude that the soldiers supported the Republican Party and its effort to abolish slavery. In Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln Jonathan W. White challenges this reigning paradigm in Civil War historiography,... more...

  • Disease, Resistance, and Liesby Dale T. Graden

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the early nineteenth century the major economic players of the Atlantic trade lanes -- the United States, Brazil, and Cuba -- witnessed explosive commercial growth. Commodities like cotton, coffee, and sugar contributed to the fantastic wealth of an elite few and the enslavement of many. As a result of an increased population and concurrent economic... more...

  • Inventing Baseball Heroesby Amber Roessner

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In Inventing Baseball Heroes, Amber Roessner examines "herocrafting" in sports journalism through an incisive analysis of the work surrounding two of baseball's most enduring personalities -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb and New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson. While other scholars have demonstrated that the mythmakers of the Golden Age... more...

  • City Adriftby Center for Public Integrity; Dan Rather

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Hurricane Katrina was a stunning example of complete civic breakdown. Beginning on August 29, 2005, the world watched in horror as?despite all the warnings and studies?every system that might have protected New Orleans failed. Levees and canals buckled, pouring more than 100 billion gallons of floodwater into the city. Botched communications crippled... more...

  • Troubled Watersby Paul F. Paskoff

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    In Troubled Waters, Paul F. Paskoff offers a comprehensive examination of the federal government's river improvements program, which aimed to reduce hazards to navigation on the great rivers of America's interior during the early and mid-nineteenth century. Danger on the rivers came in a variety of forms. Shoals, rapids, ice, rocks, sandbars, and... more...

  • Brothers One and Allby Mark H. Dunkelman

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    During the Civil War, the regiment was the fundamental component of armies both North and South, its reliability and effectiveness crucial to military success. Soldiers' devotion to their regiment -- their esprit de corps -- encouraged unit cohesion and motivated the individual soldier to march into battle and endure the hardships of military life.... more...

  • The Education of a Black Radicalby D'Army Bailey; Roger Easson

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    D?Army Bailey was the freshman class president at Southern University when four black college students refused to leave the whites-only lunch counter of a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth?s on February 1, 1960. Their action set off a wave of similar protests among black college students across the South, including D?Army Bailey and his classmates... more...

  • Letters to My Fatherby William Styron; James L. W. III West

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    From 1943 to 1953, William Styron wrote over one hundred letters to his father, detailing his adventures and works in progress, and ruminating on the craft of writing. In all of American literature, no other extended series of such letters exists. Letters to My Father collects this correspondence for the first time, revealing the early, intimate thoughts... more...

  • Thomas Dixon Jr. and the Birth of Modern Americaby Michele K. Gillespie; Randal L. Hall

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    “A sweeping yet rigorous analysis of Dixon and his work. The collection approaches the southern intellectual through multiple methodologies—from literary theory and film studies to social history and religious studies. We get an exhaustive yet diverse perspective on Dixon’s influence and legacy.”—Journal of American HistoryThomas... more...

  • Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexicoby Barry D. Keim; Robert A. Muller

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico presents a comprehensive history and analysis of the hurricanes that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico from the 1800s to the present, reporting each hurricane?s point of origin, oceanic and atmospheric influences, track, size, intensity, point of landfall, storm surge, and impact on life and the environment. Additional... more...