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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navyby Gary D. Joiner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99

    Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung Federal forces. They patrolled thousands of miles of rivers and fought battles that were every bit as harrowing as land engagements.... more...

  • The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstructionby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.99

    The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction brings alive this decisive period in American history by taking the reader beyond the realm of generals, presidents, and the other towering figures of history and introducing fourteen individuals who represent the variety of people who made up the great mass of the nation in the middle of the... more...

  • The Badax Tigersby Thomas P. Nanzig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 32.99

    Badax Tigers is a rich chronicle of the experiences of Company C of the 18th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the entire Civil War. Seen through the eyes of Private Thomas Jefferson Davis, this is an extraordinarily complete picture of a typical Federal volunteer company in the Civil War. Davis's letters, supplemented by newspaper articles... more...

  • Gettysburgby Iain C. Martin

    Sky Pony Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Three days of combat ended on July 3 with Pickett's... more...

  • The Maltby Brothers' Civil Warby Norman C. Delaney

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    On December 11, 1863, a US brigadier general and a Confederate artillery captain met on board the packet steamer Diligent on the Mississippi River below Vicksburg. The Confederate officer had not come on board on official business; he was a paroled prisoner of war. The brigadier general was his older brother, who had learned of the younger man?s... more...

  • The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Frontby Matthew J. Gallman

    Ivan R. Dee 1994; US$ 15.99

    A fresh look at how Northern society mobilized to fight the first great modern war. From Gallman's analysis of continuity and change, it seems clear that the conflict was not the great watershed in political, economic, and social development that is often supposed. ?A concise, readable account....Gallman challenges some conventional wisdom while telling... more...

  • The Dunning Schoolby John David Smith; J. Vincent Lowery; Shepherd W. McKinley; James S. Humphreys; William Bland Whitley; Michael W. Fitzgerald; John Herbert Sr. Roper; Fred Arthur Bailey; Paul Ortiz; William Harris Bragg; Eric Foner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    From the late nineteenth century until World War I, a group of Columbia University students gathered under the mentorship of the renowned historian William Archibald Dunning (1857--1922). Known as the Dunning School, these students wrote the first generation of state studies on the Reconstruction -- volumes that generally sympathized with white southerners,... more...

  • Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Menby Jeffrey Hummel; John Majewski

    Open Court 2013; US$ 29.99

    This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war?s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America?s turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. While the chapters tell the story of the Civil War and discuss the issues raised in... more...

  • Summer Lightningby Matt Spruill

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    From August 28 to August 30, 1862, Union and Confederate armies fought for the second time on the Manassas, Virginia, battlefield. The Battle of Second Manassas, or Second Bull Run, was the culmination of General Robert E. Lee?s campaign after the Seven Days to shift the fighting from the vicinity of Richmond to northern Virginia. Lee?s victory placed... more...

  • A Small but Spartan Bandby Zack C. Waters; James C. Edmonds; Robert K. Krick

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    A unit that saw significant action in many of the engagements of the Civil War?s eastern theater.   Until this work, no comprehensive study of the Florida units that served in Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia (ANV) had been attempted, and problems attend the few studies of particular Florida units that have appeared. Based on more... more...