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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Extraordinary Circumstancesby Brian K. Burton

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan?s Army of the Potomac... more...

  • Civil War and Reconstructionby David C. King

    Wiley 2004; US$ 22.95

    A rare first-hand glimpse of the Civil War through the words of those who were there This exciting new addition to the American Heritage American Voices series offers young readers insights into the culture and ideas of the Civil War era through a variety of primary sources. The book includes major historical documents, such as the Gettysburg Address,... more...

  • Civil War Pharmacyby Michael Flannery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Examine a previously unexplored aspect of Civil War military medicine! Here is the first comprehensive examination of pharmaceutical practice and drug provision during the Civil War. While numerous books have recounted the history of medicine in the Civil War, little has been said about the drugs that were used, the people who provided and prepared... more...

  • Civil War Americaby James A. Marten

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    The American Civil War was truly a "people's war", where neighbour fought neighbour and brother fought brother. This is a revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans - young and old, black and white, northern and southern. more...

  • Drawn with the Swordby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 17.99

    This series of essays reflects on topics such as the origins of the Civil War, the war and American society, why the North won the war, Lincoln's enduring image, and the question of historians and their audiences. more...

  • Facing Americaby Shirley Samuels

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 64.99

    Exploring how the face and body of America were imagined both physically and metaphorically during the Civil War, this book shows how visual iconography affected changes in postbellum gendered and racialised identifications of the nation. more...

  • Intimate Strategies of the Civil Warby Carol K. Bleser; Lesley J. Gordon

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    The wives of Civil war commanders had widely divergent roles in their marriages before, during, and after the war - some wives changed their roles as their husbands gained prominence. This study brings the field of Women's Studies to Civil War history to show that their were many cultural battles simultaneously occurring on the home front. more...

  • Trade, Transportation, and Warfareby Emory Dean Keoke; Kay Marie Porterfield

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Trade, Transportation, and Warfare examines the contributions American Indians have made to these areas, with an emphasis on geography, economics, and social studies. The main question that the book answers is how Indians of the Americas were connected with others inside and outside of their culture group. Fascinating coverage of technology focuses... more...

  • Southern Lady, Yankee Spyby Elizabeth R. Varon

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, daring spymaster, postwar politician: Elizabeth Van Lew was one of the most remarkable figures in American history, a woman who defied the conventions of the nineteenth-century South. In Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, historian Elizabeth Varon provides a gripping, richly researched account of the woman who... more...

  • The Civil Warby Geoffrey C. Ward; Kenneth Burns

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War   When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New... more...