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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 34.00

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

  • Eagle Against the Sunby Ronald H. Spector

    Free Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy... more...

  • Crossroads of Freedomby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    The Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest single day in American history, with more than 6,000 soldiers killed--four times the number lost on D-Day, and twice the number killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks. In Crossroads of Freedom , America's most eminent Civil War historian, James M. McPherson, paints ... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...

  • The Barbarous Yearsby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the eastern seaboard.             They were a mixed multitude?from England, the Netherlands, the German and Italian states,... more...

  • Beyond Nature's Housekeepersby Nancy C. Unger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and... more...

  • European Colonialism since 1700by James R. Lehning

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    The only textbook to survey the major Atlantic, Asian and African empires of Europe, from 1700 through decolonization in 1945. more...

  • John Brown (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)by Henry Louis Gates; W. E. B. Du Bois; Paul Finkelman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American... more...

  • Collision 2012by Dan Balz

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race In 2008 a bright young candidate triumphed on a theme of change and hope. Four years later an embattled President struggled against an apocalyptically divided and divisive... more...

  • Waterlooby Tim Clayton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    'The best of the many books commemorating next year's 200th anniversary of Napoleon's final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo' Evening Standard The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over twenty years. It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final liberation of Germany and... more...