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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • What is Slavery?by Brenda E. Stevenson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95

    What is slavery? It seems a simple enough question. Despite the long history of the institution and its widespread use around the globe, many people still largely associate slavery, outside of the biblical references in the Old Testament, to the enslavement of Africans in America, particularly the United States. Slavery proved to be essential to the... 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...

  • Union General Gouverneur Warrenby Donald R. Jermann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Union Major General Gouverneur Warren participated in almost every major battle in the Civil War's Eastern Theater, from Big Bethel to Five Forks. He was held in such high esteem that he was often looked upon as the Union general most responsible for the victory at Gettysburg, and was considered the logical replacement for George Gordon Meade as... 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...

  • Simple Story Of A Soldierby Samuel W. Hankins; John F. Marszalek

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    This fast-paced memoir was written in 1905 by 61-year-old Samuel W. Hankins while he was living in the Soldiers Home in Gulfport, Mississippi. It vividly details his years as a Confederate rifleman from the spring of 1861, when at a mere sixteen years of age he volunteered for the 2d Mississippi Infantry, through the end of the war in 1865, when... more...