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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • History for the IB Diploma: Civil Rights and Social Movements in the Americasby Mike Scott-Baumann; Mark Stacey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?  Vogue ? Los Angeles Times ? San Francisco Chronicle ? Chicago Tribune ? Newsday ? Vulture ? Library... more...

  • A History of Islam in Americaby Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Traces the history of Muslims in the US and their waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries. more...

  • Gettysburgby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.99

    Stephen W. Sears has delivered a masterwork in Gettysburg, his single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign. Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to the Official Records of the war, Sears offers dramatic and informed accounts of every aspect of the campaign, from well-hewn portraits of the battle's leaders to detailed... more...

  • The New Dealby Kiran Klaus Patel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    The New Deal: A Global History provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe?not just in Europe... more...

  • The Red Badge of Courageby Stephen Crane

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    First published in 1895, this small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. The novel is told through the eyes of Henry Fleming, a young soldier caught up in an unnamed Civil War battle who is motivated not by the unselfish heroism of conventional war stories, but by fear, cowardice, and finally, egotism. However,... more...

  • The American Civil Warby Christopher J. Olsen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99

    Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning... more...

  • Battle Cry of Freedomby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 12.99

    Now featuring a new Afterword by the author, this handy paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom is without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of... more...

  • Look for Meby Janet K. Shawgo

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 0.99

    A reporter, a healer, and a spy. In this gripping tale of Civil War-era romance and espionage, these three lives are brought together, with consequences none of them can forsee. Samuel, a New York-based reporter, leaves the comfort of home to report on the war, where his focus changes from the men who fight to the women who heal. Sarah, a Southern... more...

  • Rethinking the 1950sby Jennifer A. Delton

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book argues that far from subverting the New Deal state, anticommunism and the Cold War enabled, fulfilled, and even surpassed the New Deal's reform agenda. more...