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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... 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...

  • The Army Under Popeby John Codman Ropes

    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 prove to be total failures... In attempting to fix the responsibility of these defeats, we believe that ... they are... more...

  • The Antietam and Fredericksburgby Francis Winthrop Palfrey

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On September 17, 1862, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan clashed with Lee's invading Army of Northern Virginia at Antietam Creek. General Francis W. Palfrey (1831-1889), then lieutenant colonel of the 20th Massachusetts and later a founding member of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts,... more...

  • Chancellorsville and Gettysburgby Abner Doubleday

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Doubleday served under General Patterson in the Shenandoah Valley, June-August 1861. He was appointed Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, February 3, 1862 and led the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, III Corps at Second Bul Run and took command of the Division on August 30 when General Hatch was wounded. He again led the Division at South Mountain,... more...