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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • A Year in the Southby Stephen V. Ash

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 26.95

    Experience the tumultuous year of 1865 through the eyes of four southerners. more...

  • IB History of the Americasby Tom Leppard; Alexis Mamaux; Mark Rogers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 45.60

    Designed for IB Higher Level History option 3, this book will provide students with in-depth material for 7 of the 12 units that make up the option (1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 12). Written by five experienced IB teachers, examiners, workshop leaders and curriculum writers. more...

  • The South Vs the Southby William W. Freehling

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99

    Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, or the North's industrial might. This text offers an alternative answer to this question, arguing that anti-Confederate Southerners helped cost the Confederacy the war. more...

  • The Battle of Gettysburgby L. P. (Comte de Paris) D'Orleans

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    The battle of Gettysburg was undoubtedly one of the greatest conflicts of modern times, not only from the number of combatants engaged and the desperate nature of the struggle, but because on the now classic heights of Cemetery Ridge, Culp?s Hill, and the Round Tops the future of the American Republic, for weal or for woe, was fought and won on those... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    Solomon Northup (1808?1857) was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1841, he was kidnapped and forced into slavery for twelve years. With the help of his family and his father?s former master, Northup ultimately won his freedom and took the traders who betrayed him to court. He is best known for his autobiographical account... more...

  • Capital Damesby Cokie Roberts

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty , Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history. With... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; Peter J. Gomes; Gregory Stephens

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 4.95

    This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...

  • More Than Freedomby Stephen Kantrowitz

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    A major new narrative account of the long struggle of Northern activists-both black and white, famous and obscure-to establish African Americans as free citizens, from abolitionism through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and its demise Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is generally understood as the moment African Americans became free,... more...

  • The Civil Rights Movementby Bruce J Dierenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    The civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in American history. This book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary African-Americans overcame long odds to dethrone segregation, to exercise the right to vote and to improve their economic standing. Organized in a clear chronological... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 5.10

    There is an underside to every age about which history does not often speak, because history is written from records left by the privileged. more...