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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Latin America since Independenceby Alexander Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...

  • Savagism and Civilizationby Roy Harvey Pearce

    University of California Press 1988; US$ 12.95

    First published in 1953, revised in 1964, and presented here with a new foreword by Arnold Krupat and new postscript by the author, Roy Harvey Pearce's Savagism and Civilization is a classic in the genre of history of ideas. Examining the political pamphlets, missionaries' reports, anthropologists' accounts, and the drama, poetry, and novels of the... more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...

  • The Shawnees and the War for Americaby Colin Calloway

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    With the courage and resilience embodied by their legendary leader Tecumseh, the Shawnees waged a war of territorial and cultural resistance for half a century. Noted historian Colin G. Calloway details the political and legal battles and the bloody fighting on both sides for possession of the Shawnees? land, while imbuing historical figures such as... more...

  • The Nuclear Tabooby Nina Tannenwald

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    An examination of why the United States has not used nuclear weapons since 1945. more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 16.99

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • The Destructive Warby Charles Royster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    From the moment the Civil War began, partisans on both sides were calling not just for victory but for extermination. And both sides found leaders who would oblige. In this vivid and fearfully persuasive book, Charles Royster looks at William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson, the men who came to embody the apocalyptic passions of North and South,... more...

  • Isaac's Stormby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...

  • Stonewall Jacksonby Allen Tate

    J.S. Sanders books 1991; US$ 18.99

    In this vivid portrait of one of the South?s ablest (and most enigmatic) commanders, Allen Tate portrays the warrior whom Lee would mourn as "his right arm." Southern Classics Series. more...