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  • The Causes of the Civil Warby Paul Calore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    While South Carolina's preemptive strike on Fort Sumter and Lincoln's subsequent call to arms started the Civil War, South Carolina's secession and Lincoln's military actions were simply the last in a chain of events stretching as far back as the early 1750s. Increasing moral conflicts and political debates over slavery--exacerbated... more...

  • John Wesley North and the Reform Frontierby Merlin Stonehouse

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 67.50

    This biography is the absorbing and significant story of a frontier life in America in the nineteenth century. John Wesley North was a carpetbagger in the best sense of the word, and professor Stonehouse points out that no fallacy is more persistent in Am more...

  • William Henry Sewardby John M. Taylor

    Potomac Books Inc. 1996; US$ 22.95

    From Kirkus Reviews :A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. Taylor--who chronicled his father's life in General Maxwell Taylor (1987)- -offers neither much original scholarship nor more...

  • Thaddeus Stevensby Hans L. Trefousse

    The University of North Carolina Press 1997; US$ 29.99

    Thaddeus Stevens: Nineteenth-Century Egalitarian more...

  • Memoirs of My Life and Timesby John Charles Fremont

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 26.99

    Civil War general Fremont recounts his early years, when he explored the American West from 1828 to 1846 with Kit Carson. more...

  • Race and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Ages of Territorial and Market Expansion, 1840-1900by E. Nathaniel Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • America in 1857by Kenneth M. Stampp

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 34.99

    It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused widespread unemployment among industrial workers. The Mormons in Utah Territory threatened rebellion when federal troops approached with a non-Mormon governor to replace Brigham Young. The Supreme Court outraged... more...

  • American Mobbing, 1828-1861by David Grimsted

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    American Mobbing, 1828-1861: Toward Civil War is a comprehensive history of mob violence related to sectional issues in antebellum America. David Grimsted argues that, though the issue of slavery provoked riots in both the North and the South, the riots produced two different reactions from authorities. In the South, riots against suspected abolitionists... more...

  • Millard Fillmoreby Paul Finkelman; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 25.99

    The oddly named president whose shortsightedness and stubbornness fractured the nation and sowed the seeds of civil war In the summer of 1850, America was at a terrible crossroads. Congress was in an uproar over slavery, and it was not clear if a compromise could be found. In the midst of the debate, President Zachary Taylor suddenly took ill and... more...

  • Civil War Senatorby Robert J. Cook

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    One of the most talented and influential American politicians of the nineteenth century, William Pitt Fessenden (1806-1869) helped devise Union grand strategy during the Civil War. A native of Maine and son of a fiery New England abolitionist, he served in the United States Senate as a member of the Whig Party during the Kansas-Nebraska crisis and... more...