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  • Eight Years in Southern Prisonsby Beecher Deason

    Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    Published in the 1920s, this is a fascinating and engrossing account of the southern prison system as told by a man on the inside. This was a time when a short stint in prison might easily mean a death sentence, as prisoners were subjected to endless labor under the constant threat of violence and death (from "bosses" and prisoners). This is the rural... more...

  • Honest Abeby Brian Thornton

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 12.95

    One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. In this engaging, intelligent book, you will learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays, including: How Lincoln escaped... more...

  • The Golden State in the Civil Warby Glenna Matthews

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    Breaks new ground in its coverage of California during the Civil War era, in terms of geography and social groupings. more...

  • Early New World Monumentalityby Richard L. Burger; Robert M. Rosenswig

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 85.00

    In studies of ancient civilizations, the focus is often on the temples, palaces, and buildings created and then left behind, both because they survive and because of the awe they still inspire today. From the Mississippian mounds in the United States to the early pyramids of Peru, these monuments have been well-documented, but less attention has been... more...

  • Die Sachen der Aufklärungby Frauke Berndt; Daniel Fulda

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2012; US$ 91.44

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Sache der Aufklärung meinen wir zu kennen - die Aufklärer forderten Gedankenfreiheit, Selbstbestimmung, eine Lebensführung nach Maßgabe der Vernunft und bürgerliche Rechte. Weniger bekannt sind die konkreten Sachen, für die sich das 18. Jahrhundert interessierte: Dinge des Alltags, die materiale Dimension von Erkenntnis, Kultur... more...

  • Geschichte Altamerikasby Hanns J. Prem

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2008; US$ 490.00

    Die Geschichte der vorspanischen Hochkulturen Amerikas, insbesondere die der Azteken, Maya und Inka und ihrer Vorläufer, faszinierte lange Zeit schon, weil sie geheimnisvoller, unbekannter erschien als die der Alten Welt. Forschungsfortschritte der letzten Jahrzehnte, vor allem die Entzifferung der Maya-Hieroglyphenschrift, brachten ungeahnte neue... more...

  • Memory in Black and Whiteby Paul A. Shackel; Dwight T. Pitcaithley

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 32.99

    Paul Shackel uses four well-known Civil War-era National Park sites to illustrate the evolution of commemorative expression at sites of controversy. He shows how interpretation may change dramatically from one generation to another as interpreters try to accommodate, or ignore, certain memories. Memory in Black and White is important reading for all... more...

  • The Future of the Colored Race in Americaby William Aikman

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    Travel back in time to the midst of Civil War-torn America and get a first-hand glimpse into how progressive American thinkers were conceptualizing race relations and grappling with the issue of how African-Americans would fare in the aftermath of the war. This thought-provoking essay from writer and pastor William Aikman is a compelling document of... more...

  • Von Helden und Opfernby Jörg Koch

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 45.15

    In jeder Gemeinde Deutschlands stehen Denkmäler für die Kriege 1870/71, 1914?1918 und 1939?1945: triumphale Siegesmale für den Deutsch-Französischen Krieg, Gefallenendenkmäler für die verlorenen Weltkriege. In allerjüngster Zeit erst wurden das Ehrenmal der Bundeswehr und das Denkmal für die ermordeten Sinti und Roma geweiht, werden Stolpersteine zur... more...

  • From These Honored Deadby Clarence R. Geier; Douglas D. Scott; Lawrence E. Babits

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 39.95

    Presenting the best current archaeological scholarship on the American Civil War, From These Honored Dead shows how historical archaeology can uncover the facts beneath the many myths and conflicting memories of the war that have been passed down through generations. By incorporating the results of archaeological investigations, the essays in this... more...