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  • American Queenby John Oller

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    In this beautifully written and meticulously researched biography, John Oller captures the tumultuous, passionate, and ultimately tragic life of Kate Chase Sprague , Mary Lincoln's ambitious rival. more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 7.28

    A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen?s powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and... more...

  • Lincoln at Two Hundredby Walter Berns

    AEI Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of our presidents. He saved the Union, and because he saved the Union, he was able to free the slaves. But he did more than this. Without him, we might have had no reason to celebrate the bicentennial first of Declaration of Independence and the then of the Constitution. It is therefore altogether fitting that we... more...

  • Memory in Black and Whiteby Paul A. Shackel; Dwight T. Pitcaithley

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 32.99

    Paul Shackel uses four well-known Civil War-era National Park sites to illustrate the evolution of commemorative expression at sites of controversy. He shows how interpretation may change dramatically from one generation to another as interpreters try to accommodate, or ignore, certain memories. Memory in Black and White is important reading for all... more...

  • Slavery, War, and a New Birth of Freedomby Jeffrey H. Hacker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Slavery, War, and a New Birth of Freedom: 1840s-1877 , a new title in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes, provides insights and analysis regarding the history, literature, and cultural climate of the eras of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. It brings together informational text and primary... more...

  • Lincoln and the Militaryby John F. Marszalek

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    When Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860, he came into office with practically no experience in military strategy and tactics. Consequently, at the start of the Civil War, he depended on leading military men to teach him how to manage warfare. As the war continued and Lincoln matured as a military leader, however, he... more...

  • Wissenschaft für den Kriegby Günter Nagel

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 94.19

    <P>Der historische Spurensucher stößt in Kummersdorf, südlich von Berlin, auf ein weitläufiges Areal ? übersät von Betonklötzen, Ruinen und verfallenen Gebäuden. Die einstige militärische Zweckbestimmung ist offenkundig. Doch was genau geschah hier? Woran wurde geforscht? Wer waren die Wissenschaftler, die in der Abgeschiedenheit der märkischen... more...

  • Sklaverei in Amerikaby Udo Sautter

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 16.37

    Ab dem 16. Jahrhundert wurden schwarze Sklaven aus Afrika von den europäischen Kolonialmächten in der Karibik eingesetzt. Von dort kam die Institution auch nach Nordamerika. Udo Sautter schildert die Entwicklung der Sklaverei auf dem Gebiet der heutigen Vereinigten Staaten vom Beginn der Kolonisierung im frühen 17. Jahrhundert bis zu ihrem Ende im... more...

  • Aufstand der Pfeffersäckeby Karin Schneider-Ferber

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 20.46

    »Wutbürger«: Überall in Deutschland stehen sie gegen geplante Großprojekte auf. Sie misstrauen den Politikern, fordern mehr Transparenz und Teilhabe. Ein neuer gesellschaftlicher Trend? Von wegen. Zornerfüllt und waffenklirrend, lärmend und gewaltbereit ? so standen aufgebrachte Bürger im Mittelalter vor ihrer Obrigkeit. Nichts fürchteten die Mächtigen... more...

  • Slavery in the Citiesby Richard C. Wade

    Oxford University Press 1967; US$ 39.99

    Attempts to show what happened to slavery in an urban environment and to reconstruct the texture of life of the Negroes who lived in bondage in the cities. more...