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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Belle Boyd in Camp and Prisonby Belle Boyd; Sharon Kennedy Nolle; Drew Gilpin Faust

    LSU Press 1998; US$ 20.95

    First published in 1865, Belle Boyd's memoir of her experiences as a Confederate spy has stood the test of time and interest. Belle first gained notoriety when she killed a Union soldier in her home in 1861. During the Federal occupations of the Shenandoah Valley, she mingled with the servicemen and, using her feminine wiles, obtained useful information... more...

  • Seven Daysby Clifford Dowdey; Robert K. Krick

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The Seven Days Campaign was a series of battles fought near Richmond at the end of June 1862. General Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia had routed General George B. McClellan?s Army of the Potomac. Depriving McClellan of a military decision meant the war would continue for two more years. The Seven Days depicts a critical turning point in... more...

  • Major General Alexander M. McCook, USAby Wayne Fanebust

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Alexander M. McCook, one of the youngest major generals in the Union army, was a member of a patriotic family from Ohio that became known as the "Fighting McCooks." He participated in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Civil War, including Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga. In battle, McCook could be rash and... more...

  • The Indian in Latin American Historyby John E. Kicza

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 40.99

    Initially decimated by disease and later faced with the loss of their lands and their political autonomy, Latin American Indians have displayed remarkable resilience. They have resisted cultural hegemony with rebellions and have initiated petitions to demand remedies to injustices, while consciously selecting certain aspects of the West to incorporate... more...

  • Die Sachen der Aufklärungby Frauke Berndt; Daniel Fulda

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2012; US$ 70.62

    Die Sache der Aufklärung meinen wir zu kennen ? die Aufklärer forderten Gedankenfreiheit, Selbstbestimmung, eine Lebensführung nach Maßgabe der Vernunft und bürgerliche Rechte. Weniger bekannt sind die konkreten Sachen, für die sich das 18. Jahrhundert interessierte: Dinge des Alltags, die materiale Dimension von Erkenntnis, Kultur und Kritik, Laboreinrichtungen,... more...

  • African American Women During the Civil Warby Ella Forbes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 161.00

    This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience.  Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers,... more...

  • Halleckby Stephen E. Ambrose

    LSU Press 1996; US$ 18.95

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  • More Generals in Grayby Bruce S. Allardice

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    In this masterpiece of research, a splendid supplement to Ezra J. Warner's Generals in Gray, Bruce S. Allardice brings to light a neglected class of officers: the Confederacy's "other" generals -- men who attained their rank outside the usual avenue of appointment by President Jefferson Davis and who had been virtually forgotten as a consequence.... more...

  • The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5--6, 1864by Gordon C. Rhea

    LSU Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. In an exciting narrative, Gordon C. Rhea provides the consummate recounting of that conflict of... more...