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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • White House Diaryby Jimmy Carter

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 23.99

    The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter--filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world Each day during his presidency, Jimmy Carter made several entries in a private diary, recording his thoughts, impressions, delights,... more...

  • Intimate Reconstructionsby Catherine A. Jones

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In Intimate Reconstructions, Catherine Jones considers how children shaped, and were shaped by, Virginia?s Reconstruction. Jones argues that questions of how to define, treat, reform, or protect children were never far from the surface of public debate and private concern in post?Civil War Virginia. Through careful examination of governmental,... 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...

  • The Civil Warby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Following Abraham Lincoln's presidential victory in 1861, eleven Southern states withdrew from the Union to form the Confederate States of America, sparking a war between the North and South in which a series of bitterly contested battles and sieges, and countless minor skirmishes, were fought. DK's The Civil War is divided into seven chronological... more...

  • To the Bitter Endby Robert M. Dunkerly

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 7.99

    Across the Confederacy, determination remained high through the winter of 1864 into the new year. Yet ominous signs were everywhere. The peace conference had failed. Large areas were overrun, the armies could not stop Union advances, the economy was in shambles, and industry and infrastructure were crumbling—the Confederacy could not make, move,... more...

  • Calamity in Carolinaby Daniel T. Davis

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 7.99

    Robert E. Lee gave Joseph E. Johnston an impossible task.Federal armies under Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had rampaged through Georgia on their "March to the Sea" and now were cutting a swath of destruction as they marched north from Savannah through the Carolinas. Locked in a desperate defense of Richmond and Petersburg, there was... more...

  • Black Historyby Various

    McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 9.99

    This collection brings together some of the most important writings by black authors from pre- and post-Civil War America. It includes several significant slave narratives ? those of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Olaudah Equiano ? as well as The Souls of Black Folk and Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , two books... more...

  • Lincoln and the Jewsby Jonathan D. Sarna; Benjamin Shapell

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 40.99

    One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images, many... more...