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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Modern Britain, 1750 to the Presentby James Vernon

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    An introductory textbook charting a global history of modern Britain from 1750 to the present. more...

  • Tracing Your Nonconformist Ancestorsby Stuart A Raymond

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 12.50

    We all have Nonconformist ancestors. In the mid-nineteenth century almost half of the English population were Nonconformists. And there were very few villages where there was not at least one Nonconformist chapel. Local and family historians need to be aware of the diversity of Nonconformity, and of the many sources which will enable them to trace... more...

  • Waterloo Messengerby William Mahon

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.23

    Henry Percy is best known as the officer who carried the Waterloo Dispatch, the Duke of Wellingtons account of the Battle of Waterloo and the ultimate defeat of Napoleon, to London in June 1815\. This was the climax of a remarkable military career. He served in the British army throughout the Napoleonic Wars in Sicily, Egypt, Sweden, Portugal and... more...

  • What Regency Women Did For Usby Rachel Knowles

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.58

    Regency women inhabited a very different world from the one in which we live today. Considered intellectually inferior to men, they received little education and had very few rights. This book tells the inspirational stories of twelve women, from very different backgrounds, who overcame often huge obstacles to achieve success. These women were pioneers,... more...

  • Lunatics, Imbeciles and Idiotsby Kathryn Burtinshaw; John R F Burt

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 18.94

    In the first half of the nineteenth century, treatment of the mentally ill in Britain and Ireland underwent radical change. No longer manacled, chained and treated like wild animals, patient care was defined in law and medical understanding, and treatment of insanity developed. Focusing on selected cases, this new study enables the reader to understand... more...

  • The Politics of Reproductionby Katherine Paugh

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 98.99

    In the age of abolition, British politicians, slave owners, doctors, and missionaries were promoting motherhood among women working on Caribbean plantations, as a way to sustain the labor force in the absence of new African recruits. Paugh recounts the story of a Barbadian midwife to explore how this effort was experienced by Afro-Caribbean women. more...

  • Red Saxonyby James Retallack

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    Red Saxony reappraises Germany's prospects for democratic governance from the mid-nineteenth century to the collapse of the Second Reich, asking: how was Germany governed in the era of Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II? How did fear of revolution push liberal and conservative parties together? How did Germany's leaders see their nation's future? more...

  • Lincoln's Lieutenantsby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 33.78

    A multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac through defeats, victories, and final triumph at Appomattox more...

  • Women as Public Moralists in Britainby Benjamin Dabby

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    An examination of how women's writings, over two hundred centuries, shaped public opinion and morality. more...

  • British-Ottoman Relations, 1661-1807by Michael Talbot

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    A richly sourced account of diplomatic practice in the British mission to Istanbul from 1661 to 1807. more...