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  • Rebirth of a Nationby Jackson Lears

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game?at once engaging and tightly argued." ? The New York Times Book Review ?Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.? ? The Washington... more...

  • The Last Standby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

      Read discussion questions for The Last Stand . The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea --soon to be a major motion picture--and author of the forthcoming Valiant Ambition (May 2016), sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination... more...

  • American Nightmareby Jerrold M. Packard

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 22.99

    For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life--and outlined draconian punishments for infractions. The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African... more...

  • History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, President of The United Statesby Edmund G. Ross

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    U.S. president Andrew Johnson was thrust suddenly into the seat of power as a result of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. In the tumultuous Reconstruction period, Johnson clashed with lawmakers who were trying to protect the rights of newly freed slaves, resulting in his impeachment. This fascinating volume brings together documentation leading... more...

  • Personal Memoirsby Ulysses S. Grant

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent. Grant's courage, both moral and physical, was a matter of record. His genius as a general assured his immortality. In 1881, Twain urged Grant... more...

  • The Age of Goldby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    ?I have found it.? These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California?s gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America?s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil... more...

  • The New South and the Old West 1866-1890by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The end of the Civil War brought significant change to the United States. The war had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a new South free from slavery and open to progress and industrialization. But much of the promise of the post-war South was lost in the political heat of Reconstruction. At the same time, more people... more...

  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grantby U. S. Grant

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99

    ?Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant? is considered among the greatest of military memoirs. Marshalling the forces of the North in the American Civil War, he was the only general who was able to bring the South to heels. The descriptions of the great battles and his assessments of the generals, many of whom he knew intimately from the Mexican war, are... more...

  • Populismusby Karin Priester

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 14.00

    Als populistisch werden Politiker oder Parteien bezeichnet, die mit wohlfeilen Parolen über »die da oben« schimpfen. Karin Priester zeigt, dass der Populismus weit mehr als das ist, nämlich eine spezifische politische Strömung. So setzen sich populistische Bewegungen für den selbstständigen Mittelstand ein und wehren sich gegen politische Bevormundung... more...

  • The Populist Momentby Lawrence Goodwyn

    Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 12.99

    This condensed version of Lawrence Goodwyn's Democratic Promise, the highly-acclaimed study on American Populism which the Civil Liberties Review called "a brilliant, comprehensive study," offers new political language designed to provide a fresh means of assessing both democracy and authoritarianism today. more...