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  • Stephen A. Douglasby Reg Ankrom

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5'4" Stephen A. Douglas, he sized him up as "the least man I ever saw." With the introduction of Douglas's first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently. The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas State's... more...

  • Island No. 10by Larry J. Daniel; Lynn N. Bock

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    By February 1862 Confederate forces in Kentucky and Tennessee were falling back in disorder. Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River fell to combined land and naval forces under Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant and Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote. These losses necessitated the abandonment of the Rebel stronghold... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Ann Jacobs

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    After hiding in her grandmother?s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude?and her master?s sexual abuse?when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years... more...

  • Dignity of Dutyby Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath

    Pritzker Military Museum and Library 2015; US$ 17.99

    Published 117 years after his death, the journals of the American soldier Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath provide a compelling vantage point by which to view contemporary American history. They tell, first and foremost, a tale of war in which there is no glory—only carnage and death. Through Gilbreath’s firsthand accounts we get a sense of what... more...

  • The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864by Sean Michael Chick

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Battle of Petersburg was the culmination of the Virginia Overland campaign, which pitted the Army of the Potomac, led by Ulysses S. Grant and George Gordon Meade, against Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia. In spite of having outmaneuvered Lee, after three days of battle in which the Confederates at Petersburg were severely outnumbered,... more...

  • In The Shadow of the Alabamaby Madeline Eley Long

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 37.95

    This book looks at an allegation of betrayal made against a young Foreign Office clerk, Victor Buckley, who, it was claimed, leaked privileged information to agents of the Southern States during the American Civil War. As a consequence, the CSS Alabama narrowly escaped seizure by the British Government and proceeded to wage war on American shipping.... more...

  • War in the Chesapeakeby Charles Neimeyer

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of governance and the rights of individual states. The United States? relationship with their former colonial power was also uncertain. Britain impressed American sailors and supported Native Americans? actions... more...

  • Raphael Semmesby Warren F. Spencer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Naval hero for all the South, Raphael Semmes (1809-1877) sailed two famous Confederate raiders. He outfitted CSS Sumter in 1861 and captured 18 Union merchant ships in six months before the raider was blockaded at Gibraltar. Next he took command of CSS Alabama, an English-built raider, and terrorized U.S. merchant vessels on the high seas from August... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenmentby James C. Thompson

    Commonwealth Books of Virginia 2015; US$ 5.95

    "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Background Notes" is a self-contained collection of seventeen essays. Author James Thompson envisioned it originally as a supplement for his earlier book, "Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment - Paris 1785." Readers will find in these detailed "background notes" a feast of little... more...

  • Colonial Wars of North America, 1512-1763 (Routledge Revivals)by Alan Gallay

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    First published in 1996, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference resource that pulls together a vast amount of material on a rich historical era, presenting it in a balanced way that offers hard-to-find facts and detailed information. The volume was the first encyclopedic account of the United States' colonial military experience. It features... more...