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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • The "Colored Hero" of Harper's Ferryby Steven Lubet

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This is the first and only biography of one of John Brown's African American comrades, John Anthony Copeland. more...

  • Confederate Saboteursby Mark K. Ragan

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Facing an insurmountable deficit in resources compared to the Union navy, the Confederacy resorted to unorthodox forms of warfare to combat enemy forces. Perhaps the most energetic and effective torpedo corps and secret service company organized during the American Civil War, the Singer Secret Service Corps, led by Texan inventor and entrepreneur... more...

  • Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860by Heather A. Haveman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    From the colonial era to the onset of the Civil War, Magazines and the Making of America looks at how magazines and the individuals, organizations, and circumstances they connected ushered America into the modern age. How did a magazine industry emerge in the United States, where there were once only amateur authors, clumsy technologies for production... more...

  • The Travels of Elkanah Watsonby Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Elkanah Watson (1758-1842) travelled everywhere and associated with everyone--soldiers, politicians, diplomats, Indians, artists, scientists, slave traders and abolitionists. He met the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Paine and many other American revolutionaries. At 19, he smuggled funds for the Revolution... more...

  • Napoleon's Military Maximsby David Chandler

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Napoleon's success was built upon practical experience combined with his study of classical warfare and his natural grasp of the key principles of war. His thoughts, theories and commentaries on the subject are presented here in the form of accessible and readable maxims and these, with explanatory comments, reveal the fundamentals of Napoleon's art... more...

  • Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On Warby Vanya Eftimova Bellinger

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    For generations, among those who revere the work of Carl von Clausewitz, the role of his beloved wife, nee Marie von Bruhl, in shaping his seminal work on military theory has been a subject of intense speculation. It seems certain that without her On War would never have been published. But as historian and Clausewitz scholar Vanya Eftimova Bellinger... more...

  • Mexico's Uneven Developmentby Oscar J. Martinez

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Mexico and the United States may be neighbors, but their economies offer stark contrasts. In Mexico?s Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality , Oscar J. Martínez explores Mexico?s history to explain why Mexico remains less developed than the United States. Weaving in stories from his own experiences growing up along... more...

  • William IV (Penguin Monarchs)by Roger Knight

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 17.58

    William IV, the 'Sailor King', reigned for just seven years. Rash and impetuous as a young man, he was sent to join the navy by his father, George III, to bring him to order, but he was overpromoted at an early age and saw his years of active service marked by a series of calamities. He was also notorious for his mounting debts and his long relationship... more...

  • The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseballby Charles Fountain

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In the most famous scandal of sports history, eight Chicago White Sox players--including Shoeless Joe Jackson--agreed to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for the promise of $20,000 each from gamblers reportedly working for New York mobster Arnold Rothstein. Heavily favored, Chicago lost the Series five games to three.... more...

  • Leeby Clifford Dowdey

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    General Robert E. Lee is well known as a major figure in the Civil War. However, by removing Lee from the delimiting frame of the Civil War and placing him in the context of the Republic's total history, Dowdey shows the "eternal relevance" of this tragic figure to the American heritage. With access to hundreds of personal letters, Dowdey brings fresh... more...