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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangsby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00

    The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...

  • Transforming the Appalachian Countrysideby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 more...

  • Controversies and Commandersby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 26.00

    Controversies and Commanders might well be the most intriguing book ever published about the Civil War, for it focuses on the people and events that one of our best historians has found most fascinating, including: Professor Lowe's reconnaissance balloons; the court-martial of Fitz John Porter; the Lost Order at Antietam; press coverage of the war;... more...

  • Chancellorsvilleby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 18.00

    Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank. Jackson's death--accidentally shot by one of his own soldiers--is one of the... more...

  • Seizing Freedomby David Roediger

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger?s radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction. Reinstating ex-slaves?... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post?Civil... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 20.99

    With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post?Civil... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post?Civil... more...

  • Rebel Yellby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2014; US$ 35.00

    From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas ?Stonewall? Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee,... more...

  • Shenandoah 1864by Mark Lardas; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in 1864 was the scene of one of the most crucial campaigns of the Civil War. The outcome of the fighting there would have consequences that stretched far outside the valley to help decide the fate of the nation. In 1864 the Union Army's new commander, Ulysses Grant, created the Union's first cohesive strategy for conquering... more...