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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • The Rebel Yellby Craig A. Warren

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    No aspect of Civil War military lore has received less scholarly attention than the battle cry of the Southern soldier. In The Rebel Yell , Craig A. Warren brings together soldiers' memoirs, little-known articles, and recordings to create a fascinating and exhaustive exploration of the facts and myths about the “ Southern screech.”... more...

  • Against Wind and Tideby Ousmane Power-Greene

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization... more...

  • Nor Shall Your Glory Be Forgotby Kris Kristoffersen

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Last year more than 30,000 people directly participated in reenactments of the classic battles of the Civil War, events that drew hundreds of thousands of spectators. Utterly authenic in terms of equipment and costumes (even down to the correct buttons), these events offered photographer Kris Kristoffersen the opportunity to capture on modern film... more...

  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spyby Karen Abbott

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and ?pioneer of sizzle history? (USA Today ), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of... more...

  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spyby Karen Abbott

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and ?pioneer of sizzle history? (USA Today ), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of... more...

  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spyby Karen Abbott

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and ?pioneer of sizzle history? (USA Today ), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of... more...

  • Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionismby J. Brent Morris

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America more...

  • My Father, My Presidentby Doro Bush Koch

    Grand Central Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    When George H. W. Bush asked Doro to write this memoir, she contacted hundreds of his friends and associates; conducted scores of interviews with dignitaries including Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and General Colin Powell; tapped the memories of family members, including her mother, her four brothers, and of course, her father himself; and collected... more...

  • Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europeby Eva Schandevyl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings, and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. Every chapter addresses these issues from the point of view of women's legal history or gendered legal cultures.... more...

  • Battle Of New Orleansby Robert Remini

    Random House 2014; US$ 18.04

    In 1815 Britain's crack troops, fresh from the victories against Napoleon, were stunningly defeated near New Orleans by a ragtag army of citizen-soldiers under the commander they dubbed 'Old Hickory', Andrew Jackson. It was this battle that defined the United States as a military power to be reckoned with and an independent democracy here to stay.... more...