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  • Confederate Citiesby Andrew L. Slap; Frank Towers; David Goldfield

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern... more...

  • Daniel O'Connell and the Anti-Slavery Movementby Christine Kinealy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Previous histories on O?Connell have dealt predominantly with his attempts to secure a repeal of the 1800 Act of Union and on his success in achieving Catholic Emancipation in 1829, Kinealy focuses instead on the neglected issue of O?Connell?s contribution to the anti-slavery movement in the United States. more...

  • Towards Modern Public Financeby James W Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Addresses the financing of the American-Mexican War of 1846-48. This study argues that the successful financing of the American-Mexican War had a long-term beneficial effect on American financial institutions and markets. more...

  • Looking for Lincoln in Illinoisby Bryon C. Andreasen; Guy C. Fraker

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Although they inhabited different political, social, and cultural arenas, Abraham Lincoln and the pioneer generation of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, shared the same nineteenth-century world. Bryon C. Andreasen?s Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln and Mormon Country relates more than thirty fascinating and surprising stories that show how... more...

  • Memories of the Enslaved: Voices from the Slave Narrativesby Spencer Crew; Lonnie Bunch; Clement Price

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Today's students understandably have a hard time imagining what life for slaves more than 150 years ago was like. The best way to communicate what slaves experienced is to hear their words directly. The material in this concise single-volume work illuminates the lives of the last living generation of enslaved people in the United States?former slaves... more...

  • Henry Clayby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    A compelling new biography of America's most powerful Speaker of the House, who held the divided nation together for three decades and who was Lincoln's guiding light more...

  • Washington and Hamiltonby Tony Williams; Stephen F. Knott

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 24.99

    The Untold Story of the Extraordinary Alliance That Forged Our Nation and the Unlikely Duo Behind It: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton In the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task: overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen. As hostile debates raged... more...

  • It Happened on the Underground Railroadby Tricia Martineau Wagner

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    From a riverboat worker who dressed as a woman to the abolitionist who died for his beliefs, It Happened on the Underground Railroad offers a gripping look at heroic individuals who became a part of the famous ?road? to freedom. more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington; Wayne LaPierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    In 1856, Washington was born into a family of slaves in Virginia. From there it seemed that his fate had been sealedto live out his life as a worker in Virginia. But, this was not the case for Washington, whose impoverished childhood and undying desire for education fueled him into a dedicated obsession with the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute... more...

  • Lincoln and the Immigrantby Jason H. Silverman

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Between 1840 and 1860, America received more than four and a half million people from foreign countries as permanent residents, including a huge influx of newcomers from northern and western Europe, hundreds of thousands of Mexicans who became U.S. citizens with the annexation of Texas and the Mexican Cession, and a smaller number of Chinese immigrants.... more...