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  • Progressivism: A Very Short Introductionby Walter Nugent

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    This very timely Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America--its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. A many-sided reform movement that lasted from the late 1890s until the early 1920s, progressivism emerged as a response to the excesses of the Gilded Age. Progressives fought for... more...

  • Reconstructionby Claudine Ferrell

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 57.00

    Few periods in American history have aroused as much debate as the years immediately after the Civil War, those commonly referred to simply as Reconstruction. The victorious North had to determine how to treat the vanquished South and how to make a nation whole once again. The divisive issues of freedom and civil rights became even more complex than... more...

  • The Sinking of the USS Maineby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    On February 15, 1898, the USS battleship Maine was blown up while in Havana Harbor, Cuba, leading to the Spanish-American War. This volume examines the events leading up to the destruction of the Maine, the immediate aftermath, and the long-term consequences. more...

  • The Gilded Age and Progressivism 1891-1913by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Discovering U.S. History spans the complex and varied history of the United States from prehistoric times to the present day. This new chronological set can be read as a whole, providing readers with a comprehensive history, or as standalone volumes, with each title serving as a time capsule of a particular era. Each title brings to life the people... more...

  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grantby U. S. Grant

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is an autobiography of American President Ulysses S. Grant, focused mainly on the general's actions during the American Civil War. Written as Grant was dying of throat cancer in 1885, the two-volume set was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's death. The memoirs were a financial and critical... more...

  • A Fierce Discontentby Michael McGerr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...

  • Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined... more...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.24

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post?Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles... more...

  • Spanish-American Warby Michael Golay

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Praise for the previous edition:. Succinctly delineating the history of the region as well as international politics of the time, this is a good overview...There are plenty of good photographs and maps to spark the reader's interest...Overall a solid more...

  • The Age of Federalismby Stanley Elkins; Eric McKitrick

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in shaping that... more...