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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The British Foreign Service and the American Civil Warby Eugene Berwanger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    During the American Civil War, the British legation and consuls experienced strained relations with both the Union and the Confederacy, to varying degrees and with different results. Southern consuls were cut off from the legation in Washington, D.C., and confronted their problems for the most part without direction from superiors. Consuls in the... more...

  • Tenting on the Plainsby Elizabeth B. Custer

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    Elizabeth Bacon was just a young girl when she fell in love and married George Custer, one of the most controversial Indian fighters of the late 1800s. From the beginning, Libbie's beauty and charm helped advance her husband's military career while winning the admiration of powerful congressmen, senators, and her husband's superior, General Philip... more...

  • Ghost Soldiersby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly... 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 Birth of Americaby William R. Polk

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to , Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and... more...

  • Foreign Aid as Foreign Policyby Jeffrey Taffet

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    Foreign Aid as Foreign Policy presents a wide-ranging, thoughtful analysis of the most significant economic-aid program of the 1960s, John F. Kennedy?s Alliance for Progress.  Introduced in 1961, the program was a ten-year, multi-billion-dollar foreign-aid commitment to Latin American nations, meant to help promote economic growth and political... more...

  • Wall Streetby Charles R. Geisst

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    Wall Street is an unending source of legend--and nightmares. It is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is at once a chronicle of the street itself--from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant--and... more...

  • From Slave Abuse to Hate Crimeby Ely Aaronson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores how political debates and legal reforms on criminalization of racial violence have shaped American racial history. 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...

  • Medieval Africa, 1250?1800by Roland Oliver; Anthony Atmore

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A revised edition of The African Middle Ages 1400?1800, ideal for University and college teaching. more...