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  • American Reformers, 1870?1920by Steven L. Piott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    In this new work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive eras. From Ida B. Wells to Louis Brandeis, Jane Addams to Charles Macune, Piott examines the diversity of ideas and approaches that characterized... more...

  • Representative Americansby Norman K. Risjord

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    Representative Americans: Populists and Progressives brings together brief biographies to explore the political, social, and cultural dimensions of the period from 1890?1920. Through the lives and accomplishments of these reformers, crusaders, and thinkers, readers gain a fascinating glimpse into the tumultuous turn of the twentieth century. ... more...

  • At Lincoln's Sideby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    John Hay believed that “real history is told in private letters,” and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: “The Tycoon is in fine whack. I have rarely seen him more serene & busy. He is managing this war, the draft, foreign relations,... more...

  • Giant in the Shadowsby Jason Emerson

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Although he was Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s oldest and last surviving son, the details of Robert T. Lincoln’s life are misunderstood by some and unknown to many others. Nearly half a century after the last biography about Abraham Lincoln’s son was published, historian and author Jason Emerson illuminates the life of this remarkable... more...

  • Inside Lincoln's White Houseby Michael Burlingame; John R. Turner Ettlinger

    Southern Illinois University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that "some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world."... more...

  • Lincoln's White House Secretaryby Harold Holzer; Eleanor STODDARD

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    William Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln?s ?third secretary? who worked alongside John G. Nicolay and John Hay in the White House from 1861 to 1865, completed his autobiography in 1907, one of more than one hundred books he wrote. An abridged version was published by his son in 1955 as ?Lincoln?s Third Secretary: The Memoirs of William O. Stoddard.? ... more...

  • Edmund G. Rossby Richard A. Ruddy

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States. more...

  • James G. Blaineby Edward P. Crapol

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 29.99

    In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire , author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines Blaine's pivotal role in shaping American foreign relations and looks at some of the underlying reasons why the U.S. acquired an overseas... more...

  • Ohio?s Kingmakerby William T. Horner

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    For a decade straddling the turn of the twentieth century, Mark Hanna was one of the most famous men in America. Portrayed as the puppet master controlling the weak-willed William McKinley, Hanna was loved by most Republicans and reviled by Democrats, in large part because of the way he was portrayed by the media of the day. Newspapers and other media... more...

  • Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform Americaby Gordon B. McKinney

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    In the years immediately following the Civil War, the nation's leaders called desperately for reform as they struggled to rebuild a society scarred by death and mass destruction. Recognizing America's need for enlightened leadership, Republican senator Henry Blair (1834--1920) of New Hampshire embarked on an ambitious crusade to enact dramatic progressive... more...