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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Americans Remember Their Civil Warby Barbara Gannon

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 37.00

    Most Americans are aware of statues or other outdoor art dedicated to the memory of the Civil War. Indeed, the erection of Civil War monuments permanently changed the landscape of U.S. public parks and cemeteries by the turn of the century. But monuments are only one way that the Civil War is memorialized. This book describes the different ways... more...

  • South Yorkshire Mining Villagesby Melvyn Jones

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 16.72

    Over a period of more than 150 years between the late eighteenth century and the 1930s the South Yorkshire rural landscape was transformed by coal mining and the movement of coal. But it was not just the development of collieries, canals and railways that caused this transformation. The population of the coalfield grew at a phenomenal rate and the... more...

  • Democracy in Chainsby Nancy MacLean

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 24.99

    An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatise public education, and curb democratic majority rule. Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over US government is a secretive political establishment with deep and troubling roots. The capitalist... more...

  • California and the Civil Warby Richard Hurley

    The History Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    In the long and bitter prelude to war, southern transplants dominated California government, keeping the state aligned with Dixie. However, a murderous duel in 1859 killed “Free Soil” U.S. Senator David C. Broderick, and public opinion began to change. As war broke out back east, a golden-tongued preacher named Reverend Thomas Starr King crisscrossed... more...

  • After American Studiesby Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    After American Studies is a timely critique of national and transnational approaches to community, and their forms of belonging and trans/patriotisms. Using reports in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms—including literature, art, film, advertising, search engines, urban planning, museum artifacts,... more...

  • Private Secretaries to the Prime Ministerby Andrew Holt; Warren Dockter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The importance of the Prime Minister in British foreign policy decision-making has long been noted by historians. However, while much attention has been given to high-level contacts between leaders and to the roles played by the premiers themselves, much less is known about the people advising and influencing them. In providing day-to-day assistance... more...

  • Deprivation, State Interventions and Urban Communities in Britain, 1968–79by Peter Shapely

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on a series of policy initiatives from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, this book looks at how successive governments tried to address growing concerns about urban deprivation across Britain. It provides unique insights into policy and governance and into the socio-economic and cultural causes and consequences of poverty. ... more...

  • The Routledge History of the American Southby Maggi M. Morehouse

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge History of the American South looks at the major themes that have developed in the interdisciplinary field of Southern Studies. With fifteen original essays from experts in their respective fields, the handbook addresses such diverse topics as southern linguistics, music (secular and non-secular), gender, food, and history and memory.... more...

  • An Entertainment for Angels (Icon Science)by Patricia Fara

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 7.58

    Benjamin Franklin’s Enlightenment world of philosophy, spectacle and electricity more...

  • Battle above the Cloudsby David Powell

    Savas Beatie 2017; US$ 8.34

    In October 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland was besieged in Chattanooga, all but surrounded by familiar opponents: The Confederate Army of Tennessee. The Federals were surviving by the narrowest of margins, thanks only to a trickle of supplies painstakingly hauled over the sketchiest of mountain roads. Soon even those quarter-rations would not... more...