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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • The Witchfinder's Sisterby Beth Underdown

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    'VIVID AND TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train 'At once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller' Patrick Gale ' A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel ' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water 'The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it,... more...

  • Child Slavery before and after Emancipationby Anna Mae Duane

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    An innovative, interdisciplinary anthology arguing that we are unable to fully understand slavery - then and now - without attending to children's roles in slavery's machinations. more...

  • If It Takes All Summerby William D. Matter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The termination of the war and the fate of the Union hung in the balance in May of 1864 as Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac clashed in the Virginia countryside--first in the battle of the Wilderness, where the Federal army sustained greater losses than at Chancellorsville, and then further south in... more...

  • Richard Taylorby T. Michael Parrish

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Using widely scattered and previously unknown primary sources, Parrish's biography of Confederate general Richard Taylor presents him as one of the Civil War's most brilliant generals, eliciting strong performances from his troops in the face of manifold obstacles in three theaters of action. more...

  • The Roots and Consequences of Civil Wars and Revolutions: Conflicts that Changed World Historyby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 100.00

    Human history as a whole results from social changes, technological advances, and evolutions in thinking and religion?all of which often lead to wars and conflicts. Behind each major war are myriad interrelated causes. This book examines 30 of the most significant civil wars and revolutions in recorded history, from ancient times to the modern era,... more...

  • The Northern Home Front during the Civil Warby Paul Cimbala; Paul Cimbala; Randall Miller; Randall Miller

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    The Northern Home Front during the Civil War provides the first extensive treatment of the northern home front mobilizing for war in two decades. It collates a vast and growing scholarship on the many aspects of a citizenship organizing for and against war. The text focuses attention on the roles of women, blacks, immigrants, and other individuals... more...

  • The Confederacy's Last Hurrahby Wiley Sword

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    The award-winning account of a critical yet overlooked Civil War campaign from the author of Mountains Touched with Fire: Chattanooga Besieged, 1863. Though he barely escaped expulsion from West Point, John Bell Hood quickly rose through the ranks of the Confederate army. With bold leadership in the battles of Gaines? Mill and Antietam, Hood... more...

  • Empire's Guest Workersby Matthew Casey

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    An innovative analysis of Haitian migrant experience, central to the exploration of race, politics, and development during US military occupation in Cuba. more...

  • Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetryby Michael Gamer

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Michael Gamer explodes the myth of the unworldly Romantic poet, showing writers' interest in public presence, and profit and loss. more...

  • American Crucibleby Gary Gerstle

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of... more...