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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power, 1848-1876by William Nester

    Potomac Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Although Abraham Lincoln was among seven presidents who served during the tumultuous years between the end of the Mexican War and the end of the Reconstruction era, history has not been kind to the others: Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant.   In contrast, history sees Abraham... more...

  • Agriculture and the Confederacyby R. Douglas Hurt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this comprehensive history, R. Douglas Hurt traces the decline and fall of agriculture in the Confederate States of America. The backbone of the southern economy, agriculture was a source of power that southerners believed would ensure their independence. But, season by season and year by year, Hurt convincingly shows how the disintegration of... more...

  • The Alabama and the Kearsargeby William Marvel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    On June 19, 1864, the Confederate cruiser Alabama and the USS Kearsarge faced off in the English Channel outside the French port of Cherbourg. About an hour after the Alabama fired the first shot, it began to sink, and its crew was forced to wave the white flag of surrender. Working with personal papers and diaries and contemporary reports,... more...

  • All for the Unionby Elisha Hunt Rhodes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    All for the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. Anyone who heard these diaries excerpted on the PBS-TV series The Civil War will recognize... more...

  • America on the Eve of the Civil Warby Edward L. Ayers; Carolyn R. Martin

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    "This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong conference focusing on the extraordinary years leading to the Civil War provide an incredible range of historical information that is both educational and exciting.... more...

  • The American Civil Warby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2015; Not Available

    A stunning visual history of the American Civil War Visually arresting and comprehensive, The American Civil War comes fully reviewed and updated, covering the history, causes and consequences of the conflict, providing eyewitness accounts by soldiers and civilians, key profiles of military leaders and clear timelines that give an instant... more...

  • American Civil War: The Essential Reference Guideby James Arnold; Roberta Wiener

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, American Civil War: The Essential Reference Guide offers an accessible, single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation. Enhanced by historical illustrations and documents, this guide promotes a nuanced understanding of the events, personalities, and... more...

  • American Civil War: A State-by-State Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Paul Pierpaoli; Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    Intended for general-interest readers and high school and college students, American Civil War: A State-by-State Encyclopedia serves as a unique ready reference that documents the important contributions of each individual state to the American Civil War and underscores the similarities and differences between the states, both in the North and the... more...

  • American Civil War Guerrillas: Changing the Rules of Warfareby Daniel Sutherland

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    The Civil War is generally regarded as a contest of pitched battles waged by large armies on battlefields such as Gettysburg. However, as American Civil War Guerrillas: Changing the Rules of Warfare makes clear, that is far from the whole story. Both the Union and Confederate armies waged extensive guerrilla campaigns?against each other and against... more...

  • The American Civil War: History in an Hourby Kat Smutz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 3.59

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. more...