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  • Pacific Gibraltarby William Michael Morgon

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    The first detailed examination of Hawaiian annexation in a generation, Pacific Gibraltar offers a fresh analysis and provocative conclusions about major episodes in this complex story. Based on a sweeping reevaluation of new and existing sources in three countries, it addresses such key questions as the extent of U.S. support for the overthrow of... more...

  • Black Congressman in the Age of Jim Crowby John F Marszalek

    UPF 2006; US$ 34.95

    Through the political biography of George W. Murray, one sees the myriad forces arrayed against southern Republicanism in the late nineteenth century and also witnesses the trials and tribulations one of the major African American political leaders faced in the quest for racial justice in the new South. more...

  • A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstructionby Lacy Ford

    Wiley 2011; US$ 53.95

    A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction addresses the key topics and themes of the Civil War era, with 23 original essays by top scholars in the field. An authoritative volume that surveys the history and historiography of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books and articles in the... more...

  • Inside the Spanish-American Warby James M. McCaffrey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This is the story of the Spanish-American War, told not from the perspective of generals, policy makers, or politicians, but from that of the soldiers, sailors and marines in the field and the reporters who covered their efforts. Concentration on the daily lives of these people provides insight into the often overlooked facets of a soldier's life,... more...

  • Grantby Jean Edward Smith

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 16.99

    Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on... more...

  • Impeachedby David O. Stewart

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 10.99

    In 1868 Congress impeached President Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, the man who had succeeded the murdered Lincoln, bringing the nation to the brink of a second civil war. Enraged to see the freed slaves abandoned to brutal violence at the hands of their former owners, distraught that former rebels threatened to regain control of Southern state governments,... more...

  • The Gilded Ageby Joel Shrock

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    The Gilded Age?the time between Reconstruction and the Spanish-American War?marked the beginnings of modern America. The advertising industry became an important part of selling the American Dream. Americans dined out more than ever before, and began to take leisure activities more seriously. Women's fashion gradually grew less restrictive, and architecture... more...

  • Liberty and American Anti-Imperialismby Michael Patrick Cullinane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    This book provides a study of the American anti-imperialist movement during its most active years of opposition to US foreign policy, from 1898 to 1909. It re-evaluates the movement's motives and operations throughout these years by evaluating the way in which Americans conceived the idea of 'liberty.' more...

  • A Tour of Reconstructionby J. Matthew Gallman; Anna Dickinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    Anna Dickinson's career as an orator began in her teenage years, when she gave her first impassioned speech on women's rights. By the age of twenty-one, she was spending at least six months per year on the road, delivering lectures on abolitionism, politics, and public affairs, and establishing herself as one of the nation's first celebrities. In... more...

  • Pragmatism, Feminism and Democracyby James Livingston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy is James Livingston's virtuoso reflection on the period between 1890 and 1930, a primal scene of American history during which a wave of intellectual currents came together--and fell apart--to reorient society.  Tying in critical insights on corporate capitalism, consumer culture, populism, and the American Left,... more...