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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • 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 foremost Confederate victory in the Western theater. The study opens with a discussion of two... more...

  • Citizen-Officersby Andrew S. Bledsoe

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 47.50

    From the time of the American Revolution, most junior officers in the American military attained their positions through election by the volunteer soldiers in their company, a tradition that reflected commitment to democracy even in times of war. By the outset of the Civil War, citizen-officers had fallen under sharp criticism from career military... more...

  • Civil War, A to Zby Clifford L. Linedecker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves. This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging from... more...

  • Civil War Americaby Robert Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The American Civil War was without doubt the defining event in the history of the United States. This up-to-date analyisis of a critical period goes beyond the origins, course and consequences of the Civil War to bring in other important themes such as racial conflict, gender relations, religion, the popular memory and state formation. more...

  • The Civil War Battlefield Guideby Frances H. Kennedy

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 21.99

    This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields is really a completely new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report. As in the first edition, the essays... more...

  • Civil War Canonby Thomas J. Brown

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    In this expansive history of South Carolina's commemoration of the Civil War era, Thomas Brown uses the lens of place to examine the ways that landmarks of Confederate memory have helped white southerners negotiate their shifting political, social, and economic positions. By looking at prominent sites such as Fort Sumter, Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery,... more...

  • Civil War Collector's Encyclopediaby Francis A. Lord

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Indispensable reference identifies and describes more than 800 subjects, from artillery accoutrements to tools and patriotic sheet music. "A must-have book." ? Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations. more...

  • The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, 1861--1863by Mildred Throne; Earl J. Hess

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    A native of Warren County, Iowa, Cyrus F. Boyd served a year and a half as an orderly sergeant with the Fifteenth Iowa Infantry before becoming first lieutenant in Company B of the Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry. Before his promotion, he was an intermediary between privates and company officers, a position that offered him unique opportunities to observe... more...

  • Civil War Hospital Sketchesby Louisa May Alcott

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army hospital. Written during the winter of 1862-63, her lively dispatches appeared in the newspaper Commonwealth, where they were eagerly read by soldiers' friends and families. Then, as now, these... more...

  • The Civil War Income Tax and the Republican Party, 1861-1872by Christopher Shepard

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 23.95

    Few people realize that the economic principle of income tax elimination among Republicans can be traced back at least to the Civil War and Reconstruction. The author brings to life the multifaceted debate and traces the anti-tax view back to Alexander Hamilton. This book shows that current attacks by members of the Republican Party on the income tax... more...