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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Numbers and Nationhoodby Silvana Patriarca

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 38.00

    An innovative 1996 study of statistics in Risorgimento Italy, and their contribution to the national identity. more...

  • Conquered into Libertyby Eliot A. Cohen

    Free Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    Americans often think of the Civil War as the conflict that consolidated the United States, including its military values and practices. But there was another, earlier, and more protracted struggle between ?North? and ?South,? beginning in the 1600s and lasting for more than two centuries, that shaped American geopolitics and military culture. Here,... more...

  • Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemmaby Camilla Townsend

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99

    Camilla Townsend's stunning new book differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither na´ve nor innocent, Indians like Pocahontas and her father,... more...

  • Madness Is Civilizationby Michael E. Staub

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    In the 1960s and 1970s, a popular diagnosis for America?s problems was that society was becoming a madhouse. In this intellectual and cultural history, Michael E. Staub examines a time when many believed insanity was a sane reaction to obscene social conditions, psychiatrists were agents of repression, asylums were gulags for society?s undesirables,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Turner Diariesby Andrew Macdonald

    Barricade Books 1996; US$ 9.99

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  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 21.00

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...

  • My Revision Notes AQA AS History: Tsarist Russia 1855-1917by Sally Waller; Laura Williams; Robin Bunce

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 14.38

    Revision guide which combines course content with activities to develop exam skills to help students effectively revise for this AS unit. more...

  • Eyes on the Prizeby Juan Williams; Julian Bond

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 17.99

    Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v . the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the first part of the acclaimed PBS series. more...