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  • 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...

  • Liberty and American Anti-Imperialismby Michael Patrick Cullinane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracyby James Livingston

    Taylor and Francis 2001; 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...

  • Reconstruction: People and Perspectivesby James M. Campbell; Rebecca J. Fraser

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 85.00

    This entry in the Perspectives in Social History series examines the course and consequences of Reconstruction on the former Confederate states by focusing on the everyday people who lived through it. more...

  • The Progressive Eraby Faith Jaycox

    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...

  • The Diaries of John Gregory Bourkeby John G. Bourke; Charles M. Robinson

    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...

  • Reconstruction of American Liberalism, 1865-1914by Nancy Cohen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 36.95

    Tracing the transformation of liberal political ideology from the end of the Civil War to the early twentieth century, Nancy Cohen offers a new interpretation of the origins and character of modern liberalism. She argues that the values and programs associated with modern liberalism were formulated not during the Progressive Era, as most accounts... more...

  • Zeb Vanceby Gordon B. McKinney

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    In this comprehensive biography of the man who led North Carolina through the Civil War and, as a U.S. senator from 1878 to 1894, served as the state's leading spokesman, Gordon McKinney presents Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-94) as a far more complex figure than has been previously recognized. Vance campaigned to keep North Carolina in the Union, but... more...

  • Rum, Romanism, and Rebellionby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 35.95

    The presidential election of 1884, in which Grover Cleveland ended the Democrats' twenty-four-year presidential drought by defeating Republican challenger James G. Blaine, was one of the gaudiest in American history, remembered today less for its political significance than for the mudslinging and slander that characterized the campaign. But a closer... more...