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- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00
A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812 . After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South for a century. With Lincoln?s assassination, his ?team of rivals,? in Doris Kearns Goodwin?s phrase, was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00
This book reveals the life of R. Clay Crawford, his dreams, his schemes, his successes and his failures, as he launched himself into many of the most turbulent episodes of 19th century United States history. Like everyone, he was born with a family history, not just genetic but also cultural determinants; this book reveals the influences on his behavior... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50
Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He not only survived slavery to live in freedom but also became an outspoken critic of the institution and an active participant in the... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50
Nationalism in nineteenth-century America operated through a collection of symbols, signifiers citizens could invest with meaning and understanding. In Confederate Visions, Ian Binnington examines the roots of Confederate nationalism by analyzing some of its most important symbols: Confederate constitutions, treasury notes, wartime literature,... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 25.00
In the spring of 1861, Virginians confronted destiny?their own and their nation?s. Pivotal decisions awaited about secession, the consequences of which would unfold for a hundred years and more. But few Virginians wanted to decide at all. Instead, they talked, almost interminably. The remarkable record of the Virginia State Convention, edited in a... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 13.95
"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong conference focusing on the extraordinary years leading to the Civil War provide an incredible range of historical information that is both educational and exciting. Here is... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 14.50
Charles Dew?s Apostles of Disunion has established itself as a modern classic and an indispensable account of the Southern states? secession from the Union. Addressing topics still hotly debated among historians and the public at large more than a century and a half after the Civil War, the book offers a compelling and clearly substantiated argument... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2002; US$ 23.50
Emancipation and the citizenship that followed conferred upon former slaves the right to create family relationships that were sanctioned, recognized, and regulated by the laws that governed the families of all American citizens. Elizabeth Regosin explores what the acquisition of this legal familial status meant to former slaves, personally, socially,... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 49.50
This collection of essays, organized around the theme of the struggle for equality in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, also serves to honor the renowned Civil War historian James McPherson. Complete with a brief interview with the celebrated scholar, this volume reflects the best aspects of McPherson?s work, while... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 29.50
In antebellum society, women were regarded as ideal nurses because of their sympathetic natures. However, they were expected to exercise their talents only in the home; nursing strange men in hospitals was considered inappropriate, if not indecent. Nevertheless, in defiance of tradition, Confederate women set up hospitals early in the Civil War and... more...