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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction Southby Anton Hieke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    How far can Jewish life in the South during Reconstruction (1863?1877) indeed be described as German in a period of American Jewry traditionally referred to as ?German Jewish? in historiography? To what extent were Jewish immigrants in the South acculturated to Southern identity and customs? Anton Hieke discusses the experience of Jewish immigrants... more...

  • Lincoln at Gettysburgby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training, and his deep political experience went into this, his revolutionary... more...

  • Chickamauga 1863: Rebel Breakthroughby Alexander Mendoza

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    There is renewed interest among Civil War historians and history buffs alike about events west of the Appalachian Mountains and their impact on the outcome of the conflict. In examining the Chickamauga campaign, this book provides a fresh analysis of the more...

  • Damage Them All You Canby George Walsh

    Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 23.99

    ?Damage them all you can,? the patrician Lee exhorts, and his Southern army, ragtag in uniform and elite in spirit, responds ferociously in one battle after another against their Northern enemies?from the Seven Days and the Valley Campaign through Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, from the Wilderness to Spotsylvania to the final siege of Richmond and... more...

  • A Documentary History of the American Civil War Eraby Thomas C. Mackey

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 49.95

         A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is the first comprehensive collection of public policy actions, political speeches, and judicial decisions related to the American Civil War. This three-volume set gives scholars and students easy access to the full texts of both the most important, fundamental... more...

  • Coming Fury, Volume 1by Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award! A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States?with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run. " . . . a major work by a major writer, a superb recreation of the twelve crucial... more...

  • Shot All to Hellby Mark Lee Gardner

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Shot All to Hell by Mark Lee Gardner recounts the thrilling life of Jesse James, Frank James, the Younger brothers, and the most famous bank robbery of all time.   Follow the Wild West?s most celebrated gang of outlaws as they step inside Northfield?s First National Bank and back out on the streets to square off with heroic citizens who risked their... more...

  • Reign of Ironby James L. Nelson

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    At the outbreak of the Civil War, North and South quickly saw the need to develop the latest technology in naval warfare, the ironclad ship. After a year-long scramble to finish first, in a race filled with intrigue and second guessing, blundering and genius, the two ships -- the Monitor and the Merrimack -- after a four-hour battle, ended the... more...

  • Throes of Democracyby Walter A. McDougall

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    "And then there came a day of fire!" From its shocking curtain-raiser?the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835?to the climactic centennial year of 1876, when Americans staged a corrupt, deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida), Walter A. McDougall's Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 throws... more...

  • Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined... more...