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  • Picture Freedomby Jasmine Nichole Cobb

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ? Picture Freedom provides a unique and nuanced interpretation of nineteenth-century African American life and culture. Focusing on visuality, print culture, and an examination of the parlor, Cobb has fashioned a book like none other, convincingly demonstrating how whites and blacks reimagined racial identity and belonging in the early republic.?-Erica... more...

  • The American Revolution in New Jerseyby James J. Gigantino; Michael Adelberg; Bruce Bendler; Todd W. Braisted; Larry Kidder; Eleanor H McConnell; Robert A Selig; Donald E Sherblom; Gregory F Walsh

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    "There is still much we can learn about the Revolution in New Jersey and this volume is an important step toward that better understanding."  more...

  • My Chinese-Americaby Allen Gee

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2015; US$ 9.99

    Eloquently written essays about aspects of Asian American life comprise this collection that looks at how Asian-Americans view themselves in light of America?s insensitivities, stereotypes, and expectations. My Chinese-America speaks on masculinity, identity, and topics ranging from Jeremy Lin and immigration to profiling and Asian silences. This... more...

  • Abe & Fidoby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks, but none he dreaded more than telling his two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln, who had adopted Fido about... more...

  • Lincoln's Giftby Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    "Simply the best book that has been published on this great president's humor and stories...Everyone interested in Abraham Lincoln will want to read this."?William C. Harris, author of Lincoln and the Border States Abraham Lincoln has long been admired for his leadership, honesty, and eloquence. But despite his somber reputation, the sixteenth... more...

  • The Madman and the Assassinby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett. The killing of Booth made Corbett an instant celebrity whose peculiarities made him the object of fascination... more...

  • The 21st North Carolina Infantryby Lee W. Sherrill Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The 21st North Carolina Troops (11th North Carolina Volunteers) was one of only two Tar Heel Confederate regiments that in 1865 could boast "From Manassas to Appomattox." The 21st North Carolina was the only North Carolina regiment with Stonewall Jackson during his 1862 Valley Campaign and remained with the same division throughout the war.... more...

  • The Archaeology of Eventsby Zackary I. Gilmore; Jason M. O'Donoughue

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Across the social sciences, gradualist evolutionary models of historical dynamics are giving way to explanations focused on the punctuated and contingent ?events? through which history is actually experienced. The Archaeology of Events is the first book-length work that systematically applies this new eventful approach to major developments in the... more...

  • The Buffalo Soldiers: Their Epic Story and Major Campaignsby Debra Sheffer

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    This riveting narrative focuses on the Buffalo Soldiers, tracing the legacy of black military service and its social, economic, and political impact from the colonial era through the end of the 19th century. more...

  • The Health of the First Ladiesby Ludwig M. Deppisch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    This first comprehensive study of the medical histories of America's First Ladies--from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama--discusses their illnesses, their treatments and their physicians in the context of their times. As the categories of illness afflicting Americans have changed through history so have the kinds of maladies affecting the First... more...