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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Empire of Cottonby Sven Beckert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. It remains a vast business - if all the cotton bales produced in 2013 had been stacked on top of each other they would have made a somewhat unstable tower 40,000 miles high. Sven Beckert's superb new book is a history of the overwhelming role... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Edby 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 Edby 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 Edby 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...

  • Confronting Political Islamby IV John M. Owen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How should the Western world today respond to the challenges of political Islam? Taking an original approach to answer this question, Confronting Political Islam compares Islamism?s struggle with secularism to other prolonged ideological clashes in Western history. By examining the past conflicts that have torn Europe and the Americas?and how they... more...

  • Destructive and Formidableby David Blackmore

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 24.50

    In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army's victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely credited to its infantry's particularly effective and deadly firepower. For the first time, David Blackmore has gone back to original... more...

  • The Father of Virginia Military Instituteby Randolph P. Shaffner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Virginia Military Institute launched an educational revolution when it became the first school in the American South to combine classical and practical courses under an effective system of military discipline. It pioneered free schooling for the poor and exemption from tuition and board in exchange for two years of teaching. It has furnished fully... more...

  • Making a New Dealby Lizabeth Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Examines how ordinary factory workers became unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. more...

  • The First Frameby Pannill Camp

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    A unique account of the way architects, dramatists, and philosophers transformed theatre space in the eighteenth century. more...

  • The Founders and the Idea of a National Universityby George Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book examines the ideas of the Founders with regard to establishing a national university. more...