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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    This two-volume encyclopedia offers a unique insight into the Civil War from a state and local perspective, showing how the American experience of the conflict varied significantly based on location. 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...

  • Landscape Turned Redby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00

    The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: in this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam... more...

  • Appomattox 1865: Lee's Last Campaignby Ron Field; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    From an internationally renowned expert on US history, this highly illustrated title details the curtain-closing campaign of the Civil War in the East. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia faced up to one another one last time, as Lee conducted a desperate series of withdrawals and retreats down the line... more...

  • Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of Julyby James A. Colaiaco

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our... more...

  • The Last Confederate Ship at Seaby Paul Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The CSS Shenandoah fired the last shot of the Civil War and was the only Confederate warship to circumnavigate the globe. But what was Captain James Waddell's true relationship with his Yankee prisoner Lillias Nichols and how did it determine the ship's final destination? Without orders, Waddell undertook a dangerous three month voyage through... more...

  • Looking for Lincoln in Illinoisby Bryon C. Andreasen; Guy C. Fraker

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Bryon C. Andreasen is a historian at the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. He previously was a research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the editor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He lives in Bountiful, Utah, near Salt Lake City. more...

  • The Mississippiby Francis Vinton Greene

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'It is safe to say that three-fourths of those who have professed any knowledge of the campaigns which resulted in the opening of the Mississippi have generally given undue prominence to minor events, and almost wholly ignored the essentially important; indeed, this campaign calls up in most minds a confused jumble of gunboats and batteries, bayous... more...

  • The Outbreak of Rebellionby John G. Nicolay

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'His [Nicolay's] story runs from Governor Gist's circular letter to Southern governors under date of October 5th, 1860, to the Battle of Bull Run, July 21st 1861. It is brilliant, well-proportioned, full of interest; written with intense convictions of right, an impatient contempt of opposite opinions, and a disposition not to mince words, but unhesitatingly... more...