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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • 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...

  • After Lincolnby A. J. Langguth

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.00

    A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812 . After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South for a century. With Lincoln’s assassination, his “team of rivals,” in Doris Kearns Goodwin’s phrase, was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson,... 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...

  • A Rogue's Lifeby Lewis A. Lawson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    This book reveals the life of R. Clay Crawford, his dreams, his schemes, his successes and his failures, as he launched himself into many of the most turbulent episodes of 19th century United States history. Like everyone, he was born with a family history, not just genetic but also cultural determinants; this book reveals the influences on his behavior... more...

  • Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; L. Diane Barnes; Orville Vernon Burton

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He not only survived slavery to live in freedom but also became an outspoken critic of the institution and an active participant in the... more...

  • Confederate Visionsby Ian Binnington

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    Nationalism in nineteenth-century America operated through a collection of symbols, signifiers citizens could invest with meaning and understanding. In Confederate Visions, Ian Binnington examines the roots of Confederate nationalism by analyzing some of its most important symbols: Confederate constitutions, treasury notes, wartime literature,... more...

  • Showdown in Virginiaby William W. Freehling; Craig M. Simpson

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    In the spring of 1861, Virginians confronted destiny—their own and their nation’s. Pivotal decisions awaited about secession, the consequences of which would unfold for a hundred years and more. But few Virginians wanted to decide at all. Instead, they talked, almost interminably. The remarkable record of the Virginia State Convention, edited in a... 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. Here is... more...

  • Apostles of Disunionby Charles B. Dew

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 14.50

    Charles Dew’s Apostles of Disunion has established itself as a modern classic and an indispensable account of the Southern states’ secession from the Union. Addressing topics still hotly debated among historians and the public at large more than a century and a half after the Civil War, the book offers a compelling and clearly substantiated argument... more...