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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?  Vogue ? Los Angeles Times... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • Up From Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Named one of the best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by Modern Library, Up from Slavery is the poignant telling, in plain language, of Booker T. Washington?s rise from slavery to become a preeminent advocate for civil rights of his time. Although Up from Slavery was initially criticized by African-American leaders for Washington?s... more...

  • The Civil Warby Geoffrey C. Ward; Kenneth Burns

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War   When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New... more...

  • Police in Urban America, 1860?1920by Eric H. Monkkonen

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the rapid spread of uniformed police forces throughout late nineteenth-century urban America. more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America?s military history. Called ?the preeminent survey of American military history? by Russell F. Weigley, America?s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history.... more...

  • Across the Great Divideby Matthew Basso; Laura McCall; Dee Garceau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    In Across the Great Divide, some of our leading historians look to both the history of masculinity in the West and to the ways that this experience has been represented in movies, popular music, dimestore novels, and folklore. more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 4.96

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up-from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant labourers. From Columbus... more...

  • Ghost Soldiersby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 17.00

    On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly... more...