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  • The Ordeal of the Reunionby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

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  • Civil War Westsby Adam Arenson

    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...

  • Dubious Victoryby Robert D. Sawrey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "To the victors belong the spoils" is a time-honored cliche. When in 1865 northern armies defeated the greatest challenge ever posed to the Union, issues of spoils and peace terms dominated public debate. But precisely what did the victorious North want from the Reconstruction process? Historians generally have shown far less interest in northern... more...

  • With Charity for Allby William C. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Harris maintains that Lincoln held a fundamentally conservative position on the process of reintegrating the South, one that permitted a large measure of self-reconstruction, and that he did not modify his position late in the war. He examines the reasoning and ideology behind Lincoln's policies, describes what happened when military and civil agents... more...

  • Gilded Age Catoby Charles W. Calhoun

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Union general, federal judge, presidential contender, and cabinet officer -- Walter Q. Gresham of Indiana stands as an enigmatic character in the politics of the Gilded Age, one who never seemed comfortable in the offices he sought. This first scholarly biography not only follows the turns of his career but seeks also to find the roots of his disaffection.... more...

  • The Progressive Eraby Francis Sicius

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The progressive impulse that energized the United States between 1890 and 1920 forever altered the nature of American government and its relation to its citizens. This book was written to reveal the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and to show how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with... more...

  • American Reformers, 1870?1920by Steven L. Piott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • The Declining World Orderby Richard Falk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This work delineates the impact of terrorism--and the American response--on the basic structure of international relations, the dimming prospects for global reform and the tendency to override the role of sovereign territorial states. Falk examines the changing role of the state, the relevance of institutions, the role of individuals and the importance... more...

  • White Queenby Tracey Jean Boisseau

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55

    "... Boisseau recontextualizes U.S. feminism in the cinematic 20th century. White Queen challenges the narratives we have told about ourselves and illuminates the imperialism and celebrity worship that lurks within American feminism yet today." -- Lee Quinby, Harter Chair, Hobart and William ... more...

  • Andrew Johnsonby Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 55.00

    The recent impeachment has sparked a resurgence of interest in Andrew Johnson. In spite of a successful political career spanning five decades, Johnson was one of the most unpopular of all American presidents. This work provides entries covering the people and events relevant to Johnson's life. more...