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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Colt Single-Action Revolversby Martin Pegler; Mark Stacey; Alan Gilliland

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    In 1836, Samuel Colt changed the face of warfare with the production of the first of a series of iconic and influential single-action revolvers, including the .44-calibre Colt Walker and the seminal .45-calibre Colt Single Action Army, which remains in production today. These weapons shifted the role of the pistol from single-shot weapon of last resort... more...

  • Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorumby Kathryn Hughes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 14.81

    ?A work of formidable scholarship that propels the reader from idea to idea. Reading it is like unravelling the bandages on a mummy to find the face of the past staring back in all its terrible and poignant humanity? Financial Times A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians. more...

  • The Price for Their Pound of Fleshby Daina Ramey Berry

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America In life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value... more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W. E. B. Du Bois

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. The importance of his work to the success of the Civil Rights movement cannot be overestimated. "In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually... more...

  • The Soul of the Indianby Charles A. Eastman

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Eastman was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He also helped found the Boy... more...

  • French Revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empireby Pascal Firges

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    An unusual view of the French Revolution as one of moderation and compromise, transforming not only the French state, but territories throughout the world. This volume focuses on its impact across the Ottoman Empire, shedding new light on the global repercussions of the French Revolution and on French revolutionary foreign politics and diplomacy. more...

  • Exile, Imprisonment, or Deathby Julian Swann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    In 1617, Louis XIII was forced to resort to assassination as punishment, while a century later, Louis XIV needed only to issue a command and the kingdom's most powerful subjects would submit to imprisonment or exile without trial. What were 'politics of disgrace', why did it emerge, what conventions governed its use, and how did France react to it? more...

  • The American Exception, Volume 2by Frank Lechner

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 85.98

    This book examines what makes the United States an exceptional society, what impact it has had abroad, and why these issues have mattered to Americans. With historical and comparative evidence, Frank J. Lechner describes the distinctive path of American institutions and tracks changes in the country?s national identity in order to assess claims about... more...

  • The American Exception, Volume 1by Frank Lechner

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 85.98

    This book examines what makes the United States an exceptional society, what impact it has had abroad, and why these issues have mattered to Americans. With historical and comparative evidence, Frank J. Lechner describes the distinctive path of American institutions and tracks changes in the country?s national identity in order to assess claims about... more...

  • The House of Truthby Brad Snyder

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    The story of a how the inhabitants of a modest row house in the Washington neighborhood of Dupont Circle in the early years of the 20th century helped to shape the future of American liberalism. more...