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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Rally 'Round the Flagby Theodore J. Karamanski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.00

    Rally 'Round the Flag is an important contribution to the growing historiography of the impact of the Civil War on northern cities. From Abraham Lincoln's presidential nomination at the 1860 Republican National Convention to his funeral procession in 1865, Karamanski unfolds the dynamic and fascinating history of Chicago at this critical juncture... more...

  • The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil Warby Margaret E. Wagner; Library of Congress; Gary W. Gallagher

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 34.00

    With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare... more...

  • Dixie Betrayedby David J. Eicher

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 30.00

    David Eicher reveals the story of the political conspiracy, discord and dysfunction in Richmond that cost the South the Civil War. He shows how President Jefferson Davis fought not only with the Confederate House and Senate and with State Governers but also with his own vice-president and secretary of state. more...

  • Literary Dollars and Social Senseby Ronald J. Zboray; Mary Saracino Zboray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Prior to the Civil War, publishing in America underwent a transformation from a genteel artisan trade supported by civic patronage and religious groups to a thriving, cut-throat national industry propelled by profit. Literary Dollars and Social Sense represents an important chapter in the historical experience of print culture, it illuminates the... more...

  • Lincoln, the Rise of the Republicans, and the Coming of the Civil War: A Reference Guideby Kerry Walters

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This book vividly depicts and clearly explains the events in the decades leading up to the Civil War that resulted from the controversy over expansion of slavery into the western territories. The chapters describe how this single issue drove a wedge through the country and spawned the creation of several new political parties, including the Republican... 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 Civil War and the West: The Frontier Transformedby Carol Higham

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    What happened in the West in the lead-up to and during the American Civil War? The Civil War and the West: The Frontier Transformed provides a clear and complete answer to this question. The work succinctly overviews the West during the antebellum period from 1800 to 1862, supplying thematic chapters that explain how key elements and characteristics... more...

  • The Fort Pillow Massacreby Bruce Tap

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle was insignificant from a strategic standpoint, the indiscriminate massacre of Union soldiers, particularly... more...

  • The Civil War in the Border Southby Christopher Phillips

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    By studying the characteristics of those positioned along this fault line during the Civil War, the centrality of the war issue of slavery, which border residents long eschewed as being divisive, became apparent. This book explains how the process of Southernization occurred during and after the Civil War—a phenomenon largely unexplained by historians.... more...

  • Shiloh: Confederate High Tide in the Heartlandby Steven Woodworth

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    The Battle of Shiloh was one of the most important battles of the Civil War, and it offers a particularly rich opportunity to study the ways in which different leaders reacted to unexpected challenges. Shiloh: Confederate High Tide in the Heartland provides a fascinating and fast-paced narrative history of the key campaign and battle in the Civil... more...