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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Lincoln before Lincolnby Brian J. Snee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 40.00

    Remembered as the Savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is one of America's most revered presidents. There have been tens of thousands of books published about him since his death, but he has proved to be a surprisingly daunting subject for filmmakers. Despite a wealth of biographical material, relatively few full-length motion pictures have taken... more...

  • Astride Two Worldsby Barton C. Hacker

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 37.95

    By the middle of the nineteenth century, industrialization and military-technological innovation were beginning to alter drastically the character and conditions of warfare as it had been conducted for centuries. Occurring in the midst of these far-reaching changes, the American Civil War can justly be labeled both the last great preindustrial war... more...

  • The End of American Childhoodby Paula S. Fass

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But... more...

  • La guerre de Sécession. L'Union déchiréeby Romain Parmentier; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur la guerre de Sécession en moins d?une heure ! 85 ans après sa déclaration d?Indépendance, la nation américaine se déchire suite à l?élection d?Abraham Lincoln, un républicain abolitionniste. Toutes les tensions se cristallisent autour d?une seule question : faut-il abolir ou non l?esclavage ? Alors... more...

  • Dr Philip?s Empireby Tim Keegan

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 15.00

    Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered. From the time he arrived in South Africa as superintendent of the London Missionary Society in 1819, Philip played a major role in the idealist... more...

  • Seizing Destinyby Albert Conner Jr.; Chris Mackowski

    Savas Beatie 2016; US$ 18.99

    "Depression. Desertion. Disease. The Army of the Potomac faced a trio of unrelenting enemies during the winter of 1863. Following the catastrophic defeat at the battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862, the army settled into winter quarters—and despair settled into the army. Morale sank to its lowest level of the war while desertions... more...

  • What the British Didby Peter Mangold

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt. During World War I it helped to dismantle the Ottoman empire. During World War II, it defeated the Italians and Germans. In the post-war years, it attempted to reassert its domination of the Middle East but with little... more...

  • Displaying Womenby Maureen E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 45.95

    Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society. Maureen E. Montgomery... more...

  • Edge of Empireby Christian Tripodi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Britain's often rather ad hoc approach to colonial expansion in the nineteenth century resulted in a variety of imaginative solutions designed to exert control over an increasingly diverse number of territories. One such instrument of government was the political officer. Created initially by the East India Company to manage relations with the princely... more...

  • Eastern European Railways in Transitionby Henry Jacolin; Ralf Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    During the nineteenth century, railway lines spread rapidly across Europe, linking the continent in ways unimaginable to previous generations. By the beginning of the twentieth century the great cities of the continent were linked by a complex and extensive rail network. Yet this high-point of interconnectivity, was abruptly cut-off after 1945, as... more...