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  • Aufstand der Pfeffersäckeby Karin Schneider-Ferber

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 21.37

    »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...

  • Wissenschaft für den Kriegby Günter Nagel

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 98.36

    <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...

  • The Half Has Never Been Toldby Edward E. Baptist

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America?s later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun... more...

  • Civil War and Reconstructionby David C. King

    Wiley 2004; US$ 22.95

    A rare first-hand glimpse of the Civil War through the words of those who were there This exciting new addition to the American Heritage American Voices series offers young readers insights into the culture and ideas of the Civil War era through a variety of primary sources. The book includes major historical documents, such as the Gettysburg Address,... 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...

  • George Washingtonby Frank E. Grizzard Jr

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00

    The range of subjects discussed in this work is not limited to Washington's roles as military leader and President. It includes much about his personal and family life, his landholdings, his business dealings and his correspondents. more...

  • Civil War Americaby James A. Marten

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    The American Civil War was truly a "people's war", where neighbour fought neighbour and brother fought brother. This is a revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans - young and old, black and white, northern and southern. more...

  • Drawn with the Swordby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 17.99

    This series of essays reflects on topics such as the origins of the Civil War, the war and American society, why the North won the war, Lincoln's enduring image, and the question of historians and their audiences. more...

  • Facing Americaby Shirley Samuels

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 64.99

    Exploring how the face and body of America were imagined both physically and metaphorically during the Civil War, this book shows how visual iconography affected changes in postbellum gendered and racialised identifications of the nation. more...

  • Slavery and the Making of Americaby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    Assesses the economic, cultural, and social implications of the enslavement of Africans in America, and includes profiles of both well-known and lesser-known historical figures. more...