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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Captives in Grayby Roger Pickenpaugh

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Perhaps no topic is more heated, and the sources more tendentious, than that of Civil War prisons and the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). Partisans of each side, then and now, have vilified the other for maltreatment of their POWs, while seeking to excuse their own distressing record of prisoner of war camp mismanagement, brutality, and incompetence.... more...

  • Citizen-Generalby Eugene D. Schmiel

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The wrenching events of the Civil War transformed not only the United States but also the men unexpectedly called on to lead their fellow citizens in this first modern example of total war. Jacob Dolson Cox, a former divinity student with no formal military training, was among those who rose to the challenge. In a conflict in which ?political generals?... more...

  • Civil Societies Compared: Germany and the Netherlandsby Annette Zimmer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 57.16

    Civil Societies Compared: Germany and the Netherlands 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...

  • Civil War 150by Civil War Trust

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    The year 2011 marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and so the time is right for this indispensable collection of 150 key places to see and things to do to remember and to honor the sacrifices made during America?s epic struggle. Covering dozens of states and the District of Columbia, this easy-to-use guide provides a concise text description... 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...

  • The Civil War Guerrillaby Joseph M. Jr. Beilein; Matthew C. Hulbert; Christopher Phillips; Andrew W. Fialka; David Brown; Patrick J. Doyle; Megan Kate Nelson; John C. Inscoe; Rod Jr. Andrew; Victoria E. Bynum

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Most Americans are familiar with major Civil War battles such as Manassas (Bull Run), Shiloh, and Gettysburg, which have been extensively analyzed by generations of historians. However, not all of the war's engagements were fought in a conventional manner by regular forces. Often referred to as "the wars within the war," guerrilla combat touched states... more...

  • Civil War Is Comingby Christi E. Parker

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2005; US$ 8.99

    During the 1800s, the United States was in conflict over slavery. Though compromises were made, neither side was pleased. Abolitionists and pro-slavery people engaged in conflicts and often deadly clashes. With South Carolina and other southern states seceding, war was inevitable. more...

  • Civil War Kids 150by Del Garry Adelman

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    The Civil War lasted four years, cost 600,000 lives, and happened under our very feet. Today, 150 years after it began, the Civil War is still a topic of extreme interest for history buffs and school children alike. In fact, few historical events are so consistently taught and dissected in today?s school programs as this great war. The Civil War Kids... more...

  • Civil War Leadersby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Who were the Civil War leaders, how did they attain their positions, and why did they fight? As the details of their lives unfold, these men become more than just names from history. more...