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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...

  • Spring 1865by Perry D. Jamieson

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 34.95

    ?In vigorous prose Perry Jamieson narrates the military campaigns of the Civil War?s final months on the two principal fronts in the Carolinas and Virginia. This book?s clarity of organization and accuracy of description, coupled with interpretive insights, enable the reader to grasp both the details and the larger picture of the war?s end.??James... 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...

  • Civil War Washingtonby Susan C. Lawrence

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    While it is impossible to re-create the tumultuous Washington DC of the Civil War, Civil War Washington sets out to examine the nation?s capital during the Civil War along with the digital platform ( civilwardc.org ) that reimagines it during those turbulent years. Among the many topics covered in the volume is the federal government?s experiment... 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 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 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...