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  • Civil War Leadersby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Who were the Civil War leaders, how did they attain their positions, and why did they fight? As the details of their lives unfold, these men become more than just names from history. more...

  • Robert E. Leeby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Robert E. Lee was considered by many to be an amazing man of character, determination, and talent. Confederate President Jefferson Davis hired him as his assistant for the war. Soon he was commanding the Army of Northern Virginia, and he commanded until his men could fight no more. In the end, he resigned with dignity and asked his men to do the same. more...

  • Why the Confederacy Lostby Gabor S. Boritt

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 19.99

    After the Civil War, someone asked General Pickett why the Battle of Gettysburg had been lost: Was it Lee's error in taking the offensive, the tardiness of Ewell and Early, or Longstreet's hesitation in attacking? Pickett scratched his head and replied, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." This simple... more...

  • Growing Up in Slaveryby Yuval Taylor

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Ten slaves—all under the age of 19—tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full-length autobiographies. These accounts, selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age living in the not-so-distant past, include stories of young slaves torn from their mothers... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slaveby Frederick Douglass; Deborah E. McDowell

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Frederick Douglass's Narrative recounts his life as a slave in Maryland and escape to freedom in 1838. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author. It is here reprinted with contexualizing source material and other writings by Douglass, as well as an introduction discussing... more...

  • Commanders of the Civil Warby George A Scott

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.99

    Entering the service on either side at various ranks and from all walks of life, thousands of men commanded as officers over the course of the Civil War. Some rose meteorically to high rank, while others ended their service considerably lower than their initial commission. The select group of forty-four commanders included in this book all served at... more...

  • The Debate Over Slaveryby David F. Ericson

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 89.00

    Frederick Douglass and George Fitzhugh disagreed on virtually every major issue of the day. On slavery, women's rights, and the preservation of the Union their opinions were diametrically opposed. Where Douglass thundered against the evils of slavery, Fitzhugh counted its many alleged blessings in ways that would make modern readers cringe. What... more...

  • The Political Thought of Frederick Douglassby Nicholas Buccola

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, and author. In The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass, Nicholas Buccola provides an important and original argument about the ideas that animated... more...

  • Second Manassasby Scott Patchan

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 26.95

    The turning point of one of the Civil War's most crucial battles more...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the... more...