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- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 44.99
Edward L. Ayers monumental history, Promise of the New South , was praised by the eminent historian Bertram Wyatt-Brown as "A work of frequently stunning beauty," who added "The elegance and sensitivity that he achieves are typical of few historical works." Winner of the James A. Rawley Prize for Best Book on American Race Relations from the Organization... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 94.00
Reconstruction: People and Perspectives is a fascinating collection of essays and documents that illuminates the experiences of ordinary Americans across all levels of society in the southern United States during Reconstruction. Reconstruction: People and Perspectives describes in vivid detail the experiences of a diverse group of people caught... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2007; US$ 44.00
Begins in 1878 with a discussion of the Bannock Uprising and a retrospective on Crazy Horse. This work also includes comments on issues in the military during his day, such as the quirks and foibles of the Irish soldiers who made up a large part of the frontier army, and also on the problems of Johnson Whittaker. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00
The Progressive Era covers the major events and activities of this active and exciting time period. Spanning the years from 1890 to 1920, the book pairs detailed narrative text with eyewitness accounts to give readers a clear picture of events as they occurred. Chronologically arranged, this reference provides complete coverage of this era. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 3.49
Not since Bruce Catton has there been such an absorbing and exciting biography of Ulysses S. Grant. ?Grant is a mystery to me,? said William Tecumseh Sherman, ?and I believe he is a mystery to himself.? Geoffrey Perret?s account offers new insights into Grant the commander and Grant the president that would have astonished both his friends, such as... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 27.95
?In his study of the New South and foreign affairs, Tennant McWilliams raises a central question: why have southerners failed to develop a realistic attitude about U.S. relations with the rest of the world? He notes that throughout their history southerners have encountered failure, poverty, guilt, defeat, and ridicule and that their experiences seem... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95
The popular image of Henry W. Grady is that of a champion of the postbellum South, a region that would forgive the North for defeating it and would mobilize its own many resources for hones business and agricultural competition. Biographies and collections of Grady?s essays and speeches that appeared shortly after his... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 44.99
The Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age relates the history of the major events, issues, people, and themes of the American "Gilded Age" (1869-1899). The Gilded Age was a time of nationalism, unprecedented economic growth, and technological advancement. T. Adams Upchurch does this through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations,... more...
- LSU Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Isham Green Harris rose to prominence as leader of the southern rights wing of the Democratic Party in the 1850?s. During the secession crisis of 1861, he used his influence and constitutional power as governor to trample on the Tennessee constitution in order to align Tennessee with the Confederacy; he tirelessly supported the Confederate war effort.... more...
- LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95
During Reconstruction, former abolitionists in the North had a golden opportunity to pursue true racial justice and permanent reform in America. But why, after the sacrifice made by thousands of Civil War patriots to arrive at this juncture, did the moment slip away, leaving many whites throughout the North and South more racist than before? Edward... more...