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  • Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slaveby Henry Bibb

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Henry Bibb was born in Kentucky in 1815 to an enslaved mother, and it was rumored that his father was the white Kentucky state senator James Bibb. When he was in his late 20s, Henry Bibb managed to make his way to Detroit, and from there, he slipped over the border to Canada, where he settled and founded an anti-slavery publication. In this compelling... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...

  • The Secessionist States of Americaby Douglas MacKinnon

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Millions of American families from every race, creed, and economic background are losing hope as the United States continues slide deeper into fiscal insanity and moral decay. Where will America stand when we lose our traditional values, border security, and limited government? Having gained insight from industry experts in farming, energy, infrastructure,... more...

  • The Origins of the American Civil Warby Brian Holden Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial. Brian Holden Reid's formidable volume is a major contribution to this ongoing historical... more...

  • The Logbooksby Anne Farrow

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Three long-neglected logbooks from Connecticut?s slave trade raise questions about memory and collective forgetting more...

  • Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: "A Trial of Principle and Faith"by William Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 37.00

    This unique addition to Civil War literature examines the extensive influence Quaker belief and practice had on Lincoln's decisions relative to slavery, including his choice to emancipate the slaves. more...

  • Vicksburg 1863: The Deepest Woundby Steven Dossman

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    This book examines the Vicksburg campaign?a critical turning point during the American Civil War?from the perspective of Texans and the rest of the Trans-Mississippi Confederacy. more...

  • Douglass in His Own Timeby John Ernest

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    One of the most incredible stories in American history is that of Frederick Douglass, the man who escaped from slavery and rose to become one of the most celebrated and eloquent orators, writers, and public figures in the world. He first committed his story to writing in his 1845 autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American... more...

  • Corps Commanders in Blueby Ethan S. Rafuse; Kenneth Noe; Mark A. Snell; Steven Woodworth; Christopher S. Stowe; Brooks D. Simpson; John J. Hennessy; Thomas G. Clemens

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The outcomes of campaigns in the Civil War often depended on top generals having the right corps commanders in the right place at the right time. Mutual trust and respect between generals and their corps commanders, though vital to military success, was all too rare: Corps commanders were often forced to exercise considerable discretion in the execution... more...

  • America 1844by John Bicknell

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell details these compelling events in this unusual history book. He explains how the election of James K. Polk assured the expansion that brought... more...