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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • The Pursuit of Powerby Richard J. Evans

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 49.34

    A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the... more...

  • Feral Animals in the American Southby Abraham Gibson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book retells American southern history from feral animals' perspective, examining social, cultural, and evolutionary consequences of domestication and feralization. more...

  • Feeding Gothamby Gergely Baics

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    New York City witnessed unparalleled growth in the first half of the nineteenth century, its population rising from thirty thousand people to nearly a million in a matter of decades. Feeding Gotham looks at how America?s first metropolis grappled with the challenge of provisioning its inhabitants. It tells the story of how access to food, once a... more...

  • The Samuraiby Stephen Turnbull

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The world... more...

  • Blood and Landby J.C.H. King

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 35.24

    Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples. This highly... more...

  • Coal Mining in Britainby Richard Hayman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields ? distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames, slag heaps and mining villages ? made up Britain's industrial heartlands. Coal was known as 'black gold' but it was only brought to the surface with... more...

  • Governing Hiberniaby K. Theodore Hoppen

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    The first book to examine in detail how British ministers and politicians sought to govern Ireland throughout the period of Anglo-Irish Union (1800-1921), this trenchant and original account argues that British politicians had little understanding or time for Irish matters, and oscillated between policies of coercion and assimilation. more...

  • Bluff, Bluster, Lies and Spiesby David Perry

    Casemate Publishers 2016; US$ 14.99

    An in-depth illustration of shifting Civil War alliances and strategies and of Great Britain?s behind-the-scenes role in America?s War Between the States.   In the early years of the Civil War, Southern arms won spectacular victories on the battlefield. But cooler heads in the Confederacy recognized the demographic and industrial weight pitted... more...

  • Troubled Refugeby Chandra Manning

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army?s escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United States. Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their bondage was at the root of the war they knew was coming, and they began running... more...

  • Lincoln?s Greatest Journeyby Noah Trudeau

    Savas Beatie 2016; US$ 19.77

    March 1865: The United States was at a crossroads and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. “I am very unwell,” he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from General U. S. Grant provided the impetus... more...