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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • For Cause and Comradesby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    Why did the soldiers of the Civil War--Confederate and Union--risk their lives, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years? It is to this question-- why did they fight --that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, turns his attention. Drawing on more than 25,000 uncensored letters and nearly 250 private diaries... more...

  • Harlem Renaissanceby the late Nathan Irvin Huggins; Arnold Rampersad

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    A watershed in the chronicling of African-American culture, available once again for a new generation of readers, with a new foreword by Arnold Rampersad. more...

  • Deeply Dividedby Doug McAdam; Karina Kloos

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    How have we gone from the striking bipartisan cooperation and relative economic equality of the postwar period to the extreme inequality and partisan divisions of today? In this sweeping look at American politics, Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos argue that the rise of social movements, from Civil Rights to the Tea Party, have pushed Republicans and Democrats... more...

  • A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes ? Everything You?ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish Historyby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    From invasions to rebellions, heroic martyrs to pragmatic politicians, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by renowned historian Jonathan Bardon will take you on a sweeping journey through Irish history, getting behind the historical headlines to reveal the lived experience of Irish people. more...

  • Lee's Sharpshootersby Major W. S. Dunlop

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Dunlop commanded the sharpshooter battalion that served with and was part of Gregg and McGowan's North Carolina Brigade. Dunlop?s book provides fascinating accounts of the training process, of ordnance tests which certified the Enfield as superior to its competitors, and of marksmanship exercises quite unheard of in regular infantry units. more...

  • The Mississippiby Francis Vinton Greene

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'It is safe to say that three-fourths of those who have professed any knowledge of the campaigns which resulted in the opening of the Mississippi have generally given undue prominence to minor events, and almost wholly ignored the essentially important; indeed, this campaign calls up in most minds a confused jumble of gunboats and batteries, bayous... more...

  • The Outbreak of Rebellionby John G. Nicolay

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'His [Nicolay's] story runs from Governor Gist's circular letter to Southern governors under date of October 5th, 1860, to the Battle of Bull Run, July 21st 1861. It is brilliant, well-proportioned, full of interest; written with intense convictions of right, an impatient contempt of opposite opinions, and a disposition not to mince words, but unhesitatingly... more...

  • From Fort Henry to Corinthby M. F. Force

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'This campaign drove the rebellion once and for all out of Kentucky; it broke the rebel line from Columbus to Bowling Green hopelessly in pieces; it opened the Mississippi from Cairo to Memphis; it contained the first great Union victories; and at Donelson and Island No.10, it received the first surrenders of rebel armies; it cheered and encouraged... more...

  • The Peninsula - McClellan's Campaign of 1862by Alexander S. Webb

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'On every page ... there is abundant evidence that the author is not so much concerned about the reputation of the commanding general, as about historical truth. It is needless to say that, investigated in this spirit, both campaigns [MacClellan's and Pope's]prove to be total failures... In attempting to fix the responsibility of these defeats, we... more...