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  • Why Lincoln Laughedby Russell H. Conwell

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Though he would later achieve widespread acclaim as a popular minister and writer, when he was a young man serving in the Union army, Russell Conwell had a chance encounter with then-President Lincoln. Over the course of their conversation, Conwell was able to gain a great deal of insight into Lincoln's unique personality and sense of humor. His... more...

  • Eighty-Eight Yearsby Patrick Rael

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a “house divided against itself,” as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says Patrick Rael, but no other nation endured anything like the United... more...

  • Leeby Clifford Dowdey

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    General Robert E. Lee is well known as a major figure in the Civil War. However, by removing Lee from the delimiting frame of the Civil War and placing him in the context of the Republic's total history, Dowdey shows the "eternal relevance" of this tragic figure to the American heritage. With access to hundreds of personal letters, Dowdey brings fresh... more...

  • Civil Warby Micahel Golay; John S Bowman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    America's bloodiest war was fought, not against a foreign enemy, but family against family, brother against brother, North versus South. After five long years of battlefield carnage, the institution of slavery was finally abolished and the Union preserved. In the process, many of America's now legendary figures rose to prominence President... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...

  • The Tangled Web of the Civil War and Reconstructionby David Madden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    This unique collection of writings by the celebrated author David Madden provides a multitude of reflections on the Civil War and Reconstruction, from nonfiction to fiction. more...

  • Undergroundby Daniel Makagon

    Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    Underground is all about the history and future of DIY punk touring in the USA. Daniel Makagon explores the culture of DIY spaces like house shows and community-based music spaces, their impact on underground communities and economies, and why these networks matter. He shows that no matter who you are, organizing, playing, and/or attending a DIY... more...

  • A Scientific Way of Warby Ian Clarence Hope

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    While faith in the Enlightenment was waning elsewhere by 1850, at the United States Military Academy at West Point and in the minds of academy graduates serving throughout the country Enlightenment thinking persisted, asserting that war was governable by a grand theory accessible through the study of military science. Officers of the regular army... more...

  • The Power to Dieby Terri L. Snyder

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The history of slavery in early America is a history of suicide. On ships crossing the Atlantic, enslaved men and women refused to eat or leaped into the ocean. They strangled or hanged themselves. They tore open their own throats. In America, they jumped into rivers or out of windows, or even ran into burning buildings. Faced with the reality of... more...

  • Confederate Saboteursby Mark K. Ragan

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Facing an insurmountable deficit in resources compared to the Union navy, the Confederacy resorted to unorthodox forms of warfare to combat enemy forces. Perhaps the most energetic and effective torpedo corps and secret service company organized during the American Civil War, the Singer Secret Service Corps, led by Texan inventor and entrepreneur... more...