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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Bust Hell Wide Openby Samuel W. Mitcham

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    At fourteen he became the head of his impoverished family, responsible for feeding eleven on the rough American frontier. By thirty-nine he had established himself as a successful plantation owner worth over $1 million. And at forty years old, Nathan Bedford Forrest enlisted in a Tennessee cavalry regimentand became a controversial Civil War legend.... more...

  • American Ulyssesby Ronald C. White

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America?s greatest generals?and most misunderstood presidents In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the ?Trinity of Great American Leaders.? But the battlefield commander?turned?commander-in-chief... more...

  • American Gothicby Gene Smith

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The dramatic biography of one of the most notorious families in American history. Junius Booth and his sons, Edwin and John Wilkes, were nineteenth-century America?s most famous theatrical family. Yet the Booth name is forever etched in the history books for one terrible reason: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth... more...

  • Lee and Grantby Gene Smith

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    An enthralling and richly detailed biography of two gifted military commanders who changed the course of American history. Their names are forever linked in the history of the Civil War, but Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant could not have been more dissimilar. Lee came from a world of Southern gentility and aristocratic privilege while Grant... more...

  • Village Atheistsby Leigh Eric Schmidt

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    A much-maligned minority throughout American history, atheists have been cast as a threat to the nation?s moral fabric, barred from holding public office, and branded as irreligious misfits in a nation chosen by God. Yet, village atheists?as these godless freethinkers came to be known by the close of the nineteenth century?were also hailed for their... more...

  • Wolford's Cavalryby Dan Lee

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Colonel Frank Wolford, the acclaimed Civil War colonel of the First Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, is remembered today primarily for his unenviable reputation. Despite his stellar service record and widespread fame, Wolford ruined his reputation and his career over the question of emancipation and the enlistment of African Americans in the army.  ... more...

  • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaignby Dennis Rasbach

    Savas Beatie 2016; US$ 16.72

    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain earned the sobriquet “Lion of the Round Top” for his tactical brilliance leading his 20th Maine Infantry on the rocky wooded slopes of Little Round Top at on the evening of July 2, 1863. Promoted to brigade command, he was presumed mortally wounded during an assault at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, and bestowed... more...

  • Theater of a Thousand Wondersby William B. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00 US$ 91.84

    The first comprehensive historical study of the images and shrines of New Spain, rich in stories and patterns of change over time. more...

  • Slavery's Metropolisby Rashauna Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A vivid examination of slave life in New Orleans in the early nineteenth century. more...

  • Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Ruleby Matthew Babcock

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book reinterprets Southwestern history before the US-Mexican War through a case study of the poorly understood Apaches de paz and their adaptation to Hispanic rule. more...