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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Been in the Storm So Longby Leon F. Litwack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review ) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted... more...

  • Battling Pornographyby Carolyn Bronstein

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    The rise and fall of the American feminist anti-pornography movement, discovering its origins in 1970s political and cultural conditions. more...

  • Reckoning with Reaganby Michael Schaller

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...

  • John F. Kennedyby Alan Brinkley; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 23.99

    The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at home John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961--the youngest man ever elected... more...

  • Sick from Freedomby Jim Downs

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds... more...

  • Generals in Grayby Jr. Ezra J. Warner

    LSU Press 1959; US$ 22.95

    When Generals in Gray was published in 1959, scholars and critics immediately hailed it as one of the few indispensable books on the American Civil War. Historian Stanley Horn, for example, wrote, "It is difficult for a reviewer to restrain his enthusiasm in recommending a monumental book of this high quality and value." Here at last is the paperback... more...

  • American government in Ireland, 1790–1913by Bernadette Whelan

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book reconstructs American consular activity in Ireland from 1790 to 1913 and elucidates the interconnectedness of America’s foreign interests, Irish nationalism and British imperialism. Its originality lies in that it is based on an interrogation of American, British and Irish archives, and covers over one hundred years of American, Irish... more...

  • A Crack in the Edge of the Worldby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across... more...

  • Rose Kennedy's Family Albumby The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; Caroline Kennedy

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; Not Available

    A selection of more than 300 images--including family letters, personal ephemera, and captivating photographs--collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, many never seen before, featuring the beloved and revered Kennedy family: This remarkable history dates from 1878 through 1946--up to the aftermath of WWII and the beginning of JFK's political career--and... more...

  • False Witnessby Patricia Lambert

    M. Evans & Company 2000; US$ 15.99

    This is, for the first time in its entirety, the story of the arrest and trial of Clay Shaw, charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. more...