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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Literary Dollars and Social Senseby Ronald J. Zboray; Mary Saracino Zboray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Prior to the Civil War, publishing in America underwent a transformation from a genteel artisan trade supported by civic patronage and religious groups to a thriving, cut-throat national industry propelled by profit. Literary Dollars and Social Sense represents an important chapter in the historical experience of print culture, it illuminates the... more...

  • Lincoln, the Rise of the Republicans, and the Coming of the Civil War: A Reference Guideby Kerry Walters

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This book vividly depicts and clearly explains the events in the decades leading up to the Civil War that resulted from the controversy over expansion of slavery into the western territories. The chapters describe how this single issue drove a wedge through the country and spawned the creation of several new political parties, including the Republican... more...

  • American Civil War Guerrillas: Changing the Rules of Warfareby Daniel Sutherland

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    The Civil War is generally regarded as a contest of pitched battles waged by large armies on battlefields such as Gettysburg. However, as American Civil War Guerrillas: Changing the Rules of Warfare makes clear, that is far from the whole story. Both the Union and Confederate armies waged extensive guerrilla campaigns?against each other and against... more...

  • The Civil War and the West: The Frontier Transformedby Carol Higham

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    What happened in the West in the lead-up to and during the American Civil War? The Civil War and the West: The Frontier Transformed provides a clear and complete answer to this question. The work succinctly overviews the West during the antebellum period from 1800 to 1862, supplying thematic chapters that explain how key elements and characteristics... more...

  • The Fort Pillow Massacreby Bruce Tap

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle was insignificant from a strategic standpoint, the indiscriminate massacre of Union soldiers, particularly... more...

  • The Civil War in the Border Southby Christopher Phillips

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    By studying the characteristics of those positioned along this fault line during the Civil War, the centrality of the war issue of slavery, which border residents long eschewed as being divisive, became apparent. This book explains how the process of Southernization occurred during and after the Civil War?a phenomenon largely unexplained by historians.... more...

  • Shiloh: Confederate High Tide in the Heartlandby Steven Woodworth

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    The Battle of Shiloh was one of the most important battles of the Civil War, and it offers a particularly rich opportunity to study the ways in which different leaders reacted to unexpected challenges. Shiloh: Confederate High Tide in the Heartland provides a fascinating and fast-paced narrative history of the key campaign and battle in the Civil... more...

  • After Lincolnby A. J. Langguth

    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...

  • A Rogue's Lifeby Lewis A. Lawson

    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...

  • Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; L. Diane Barnes; Orville Vernon Burton

    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...