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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Civil War Westsby Adam Arenson

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This innovative study presents a new, integrated view of the Civil War and Reconstruction and the history of the western United States. Award-winning historians such as Steven Hahn, Martha Sandweiss, William Deverell, Virginia Scharff, and Stephen Kantrowitz offer original essays on lives, choices, and legacies in the American West, discussing the... more...

  • Sea of Darknessby Brian Hicks

    Spry Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 26.95

    On a dark night in February of 1864, the H.L. Hunley , the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic , a feat that would not be repeated for another 50 years. But fate was not kind to the Hunley that night as it sank with all of its crew on board before it could return to shore. Considered... more...

  • Dispatchesby Michael Herr

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 13.63

    We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop. Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire . He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of... more...

  • The Southern Exodus to Mexicoby Todd W Wahlstrom

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    After the Civil War, a handful of former Confederate leaders joined forces with the Mexican emperor Maximilian von Hapsburg to colonize Mexico with former American slaveholders. Their plan was to develop commercial agriculture in the Mexican state of Coahuila under the guidance of former slaveholders with former slaves providing the bulk of the labor... more...

  • Funerary Practices and Models in the Ancient Andesby Peter Eeckhout; Lawrence S. Owens

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This edited volume focuses on the funerary archaeology of the Pan-Andean area in the pre-Hispanic period. more...

  • Allies in Memoryby Sam Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    A fresh perspective on World War II commemoration that identifies the central place of war memory in post-1945 transatlantic relations. more...

  • Lynchings in Kansas, 1850s-1932by Harriet C. Frazier

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In 1933, Genevieve Yost, Kansas State Historical Society cataloger, published a "History of Lynching in Kansas." The present book is a development of that work, researched with the benefit of modern technology. The author locates 58 lynchings Yost missed and removes 19 from her list that for various reasons are not lynchings in Kansas. Yost... more...

  • Colombia's Narcotics Nightmareby James D. Henderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This history of Colombia's illegal drug trade--and of the extreme violence it created--describes how in the late 1960s narcotics traffickers from the United States convinced Colombians who had no previous involvement in the drug trade to grow marijuana for export to America. By the early '70s, foreign (mostly American) traffickers began requesting... more...

  • An Economic History of Europeby Karl Gunnar Persson; Paul Sharp

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Second edition of leading textbook on European economic history, updated throughout and with new coverage of post-financial crisis Europe. more...

  • Science, Utility and Maritime Powerby Roger Morriss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the principle of Utility, and his experience gained over eleven years in Russia.... more...