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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vergelding, waarheidsvinding, verzoeningby M.M. Dolman

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 13.50

    Hoe kan de internationale gemeenschap adequaat reageren op genocide, misdaden tegen de menselijkheid en oorlogsmisdrijven? Soms wordt in twijfel getrokken of het (internationale) strafrecht het meest geschikte instrument is om belangrijke doeleinden als waarheidsvinding en verzoening te verwezenlijken. De internationale strafrechtspleging ondervindt... more...

  • Eight Years in Southern Prisonsby Beecher Deason

    Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    Published in the 1920s, this is a fascinating and engrossing account of the southern prison system as told by a man on the inside. This was a time when a short stint in prison might easily mean a death sentence, as prisoners were subjected to endless labor under the constant threat of violence and death (from "bosses" and prisoners). This is the rural... more...

  • A House Dividingby John Majewski

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    Comparing Virginia and Pennsylvania, Majewski explains how slavery undermined the development of the southern economy. more...

  • Early New World Monumentalityby Richard L. Burger; Robert M. Rosenswig

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 85.00

    In studies of ancient civilizations, the focus is often on the temples, palaces, and buildings created and then left behind, both because they survive and because of the awe they still inspire today. From the Mississippian mounds in the United States to the early pyramids of Peru, these monuments have been well-documented, but less attention has been... more...

  • Geschichte Altamerikasby Hanns J. Prem

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 49.00

    Die Geschichte der vorspanischen Hochkulturen Amerikas, insbesondere die der Azteken, Maya und Inka und ihrer Vorläufer, faszinierte lange Zeit schon, weil sie geheimnisvoller, unbekannter erschien als die der Alten Welt. Forschungsfortschritte der letzten Jahrzehnte, vor allem die Entzifferung der Maya-Hieroglyphenschrift, brachten ungeahnte neue... more...

  • Memory in Black and Whiteby Paul A. Shackel; Dwight T. Pitcaithley

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 35.99

    Paul Shackel uses four well-known Civil War-era National Park sites to illustrate the evolution of commemorative expression at sites of controversy. He shows how interpretation may change dramatically from one generation to another as interpreters try to accommodate, or ignore, certain memories. Memory in Black and White is important reading for all... more...

  • Icons of Powerby Nicholas J. Saunders

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Icons of Power investigates why the image of the cat has been such a potent symbol in the art, religion and mythology of indigenous American cultures for three thousand years. The jaguar and the puma epitomize ideas of sacrifice, cannibalism, war, and status in a startling array of graphic and enduring images. Natural and supernatural felines inhabit... more...

  • Von Helden und Opfernby Jörg Koch

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 45.79

    In jeder Gemeinde Deutschlands stehen Denkmäler für die Kriege 1870/71, 1914?1918 und 1939?1945: triumphale Siegesmale für den Deutsch-Französischen Krieg, Gefallenendenkmäler für die verlorenen Weltkriege. In allerjüngster Zeit erst wurden das Ehrenmal der Bundeswehr und das Denkmal für die ermordeten Sinti und Roma geweiht, werden Stolpersteine zur... more...