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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • The Apprentice of Split Crow Laneby Jane Housham

    Quercus 2016; US$ 24.99

    A Victorian Murder. A Victorian Madman. A Modern Judgement. Gateshead, April 1866 Five-year-old Sarah Melvin was walking along Split Crow Lane looking for her father when she disappeared. Later that night a couple walking home from the pub tripped over her body. Sarah was the child of Irish immigrants who had been drawn to the North-east in... more...

  • The Zooby Isobel Charman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 23.96

    How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across the world - is a story of jaw-dropping audacity. It is the story of trailblazing scientists, rival zookeepers and aristocratic naturalists collecting amazing animals from all four corners... more...

  • Lt. Spalding in Civil War Louisianaby Michael D. Pierson

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 38.00

    In July 1862, Union Lieutenant Stephen Spalding wrote a long letter from his post in Algiers, Louisiana, to his former college roommate. Equally fascinating and unsettling for modern readers, the comic cynicism of the young soldier?s correspondence offers an unusually candid and intimate account of military life and social change on the southern front.... more...

  • Stepdaughters of Historyby Catherine Clinton

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 27.50

    In Stepdaughters of History , noted scholar Catherine Clinton reflects on the roles of women as historical actors within the field of Civil War studies and examines the ways in which historians have redefined female wartime participation. Clinton contends that despite the recent attention, white and black women?s contributions remain shrouded in... more...

  • Iron Dawnby Richard Snow

    Scribner 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who ?writes with verve and a keen eye? ( The New York Times Book Review ), the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power. No single sea battle has had more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia,... more...

  • Slavery's Metropolisby Rashauna Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A vivid examination of slave life in New Orleans in the early nineteenth century. more...

  • Britain's Maritime Empireby John McAleer

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Analyses the critical role played by the maritime gateway to Asia around the Cape of Good Hope in the development of the British Empire. more...

  • The Quartermasterby Robert O'Harrow

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    General Montgomery C. Meigs, who built the Union Army, was judged by Lincoln, Seward, and Stanton to be the indispensable architect of the Union victory. Civil War historian James McPherson calls Meigs ?the unsung hero of northern victory.? Born to a well to do, connected family in 1816, Montgomery C. Meigs graduated from West Point as an engineer.... more...

  • Battle of Willsby David Alan Johnson

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Historians have long analyzed the battles and the military strategies that brought the American Civil War to an end. Going beyond tactics and troop maneuvers, this book concentrates on the characters of the two opposing generals--Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant--showing how their different temperaments ultimately determined the course of the war.... more...

  • The Earth is Weepingby Peter Cozzens

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In a sweeping narrative, Peter Cozzens tells the story of the wars and negotiations that destroyed native ways of life as the American nation continued its expansion onto traditional tribal lands after the civil war. Cozzens illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores... more...