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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movementby Robbie Lieberman; Clarence Lang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00

    This collection of essays looks at the impact of anticommunism on black political culture during the early years of the Cold War, with an eye toward local and individual stories that offer insight into larger national and international issues. more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpensby Melissa A. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the Patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal... more...

  • The Long Way Homeby David Laskin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ? The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer?. Deeply compelling.? ? Douglas Brinkley ?Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.? ? Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children?s... more...

  • Chancellorsvilleby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 18.00

    Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank. Jackson's death--accidentally shot by one of his own soldiers--is one of the... more...

  • Designing Dixieby Reiko Hillyer

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that economic development, rather than nostalgia, would foster reconciliation between North and South. In Designing Dixie, Reiko Hillyer shows how these boosters crafted distinctive... more...

  • Lincoln For Beginnersby Paul Buhle; Sharon Rudahl

    For Beginners 2015; US$ 15.95

    There is no greater symbol of the American presidency than Abraham Lincoln. Though, Lincoln himself, his personality, the sources of his dedication and his idealism, remains very much a mystery. The sudden rise to world stature of a hard-traveling lawyer from the frontier, with no prominent family or social connections to back him, was a wonder of... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post?Civil... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 20.99

    With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post?Civil... more...

  • Alexis in Americaby Lee A. Farrow

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the autumn of 1871, Alexis Romanov, the fourth son of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, set sail from his homeland for an extended journey through the United States and Canada. A major milestone in U.S.-Russia relations, the tour also served Duke Alexis's family by helping to extricate him from an unsuitable romantic entanglement with the daughter of... more...