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- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 41.00
Ulysses S. Grant: A Biography takes an in-depth look at one of the most well-known figures to emerge from the American Civil War, the famed Union commander and 18th President of the United States who has become an iconic part of our nation's history. The book provides a balanced overview that encompasses all the major events of Grant's life as... more...
- LSU Press 1985; US$ 21.95
In the months after Appomattox, the South was plunged into a chaos that surpassed even the disorder of the last hard months of the war itself. Peace brought, if anything, an increased level of violence to the region as local authorities of the former Confederacy were stripped of their power and the returning foot soldiers of the defeated army, hungry... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 40.00
A critical assessment of Herbert Croly's influential account of Abraham Lincoln in his 1909 boo k, The Promise of American Life, which argued that Progressivism was a continuation of the spirit of Lincoln's political thought. This book argues for the first time that Croly's praise of Lincoln is highly problematic. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 37.99
In this new work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive eras. From Ida B. Wells to Louis Brandeis, Jane Addams to Charles Macune, Piott examines the diversity of ideas and approaches that characterized... more...
- Lexington Books 2005; US$ 39.99
Woodrow Wilson's contribution to American foreign policy is well known, but his role in the development of American political thought and institutions is less recognized. In this volume, Ronald J. Pestritto, a scholar of Wilson and of American political thought, presents and introduces the statesman and president's seminal essays on such topics as... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 26.99
From the centuries-long prejudices against Catholics in America, to the efforts of Fascism, Communism and modern terrorist organizations to ?break the cross and spill the wine,? this book brings to life the Catholic Church?s role in world history, particularly in the realm of diplomacy. The Global Vatican captures the braided nature of religious... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.99
Representative Americans: Populists and Progressives brings together brief biographies to explore the political, social, and cultural dimensions of the period from 1890?1920. Through the lives and accomplishments of these reformers, crusaders, and thinkers, readers gain a fascinating glimpse into the tumultuous turn of the twentieth century. ... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95 US$ 174.16
A Companion to Reconstruction Presidents presents a series of original essays that explore a variety of important issues, themes, and debates associated with the presidencies of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes. Represents the first comprehensive look at the presidencies of Johnson, Grant, and Hayes in one volume Features... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
This innovative study presents a new, integrated view of the Civil War and Reconstruction and the history of the western United States. Award-winning historians such as Steven Hahn, Martha Sandweiss, William Deverell, Virginia Scharff, and Stephen Kantrowitz offer original essays on lives, choices, and legacies in the American West, discussing the... more...