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  • A General Who Will Fightby Harry S. Laver

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 32.50

    Prior to his service in the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant exhibited few characteristics indicating that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet was mediocre, and he finished in the bottom half of his class at West Point. However, during his early service in the Civil War, most notably at the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburg, Grant... more...

  • Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform Americaby Gordon B. McKinney

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    In the years immediately following the Civil War, the nation's leaders called desperately for reform as they struggled to rebuild a society scarred by death and mass destruction. Recognizing America's need for enlightened leadership, Republican senator Henry Blair (1834--1920) of New Hampshire embarked on an ambitious crusade to enact dramatic progressive... more...

  • Uncle Sam's War of 1898 and the Origins of Globalizationby Thomas D. Schoonover

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    The roots of American globalization can be found in the War of 1898. Then, as today, the United States actively engaged in globalizing its economic order, itspolitical institutions, and its values. Thomas Schoonover argues that this drive to expand political and cultural reach -- the quest for wealth, missionary fulfillment, security, power, and prestige... more...

  • Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, and the Ku Klux Klanby J. Michael Martinez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    This is the story of the rise and fall of the Reconstruction-era Klan, focusing especially on Major Merrill and the Seventh Cavalry's efforts to expose the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan to the light of day. more...

  • Edmund G. Rossby Richard A. Ruddy

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States. more...

  • James G. Blaineby Edward P. Crapol

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 32.99

    In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire , author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines Blaine's pivotal role in shaping American foreign relations and looks at some of the underlying reasons why the U.S. acquired an overseas... more...

  • The Spanish-American Warby Brad K. Berner; Kalman Goldstein

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    This documentary history is intended for specialist and non-specialist alike. The introductions to the book?s sections, together with introductions to each document, provide a general history of the war. The contents cover the pre-war, war, and post-war periods in Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Spain, the Philippines, and the United States. Included... more...

  • The Spanish-American War 1895-1902by Joseph Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    Fought in both Caribbean and Pacific and turning on America's superior naval strength, this short but decisive war had momentous consequences internationally. It ended Spain's imperial power, and the US emerged for the first time as an active force in world affairs, acquiring -- amidst much domestic controversy -- an empire of her own in the Philippines,... more...

  • Ohio?s Kingmakerby William T. Horner

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    In this study of Mark Hanna?s career in presidential politics, William T. Horner demonstrates the flaws inherent in the ways the news media cover politics. more...

  • Statesmanship and Reconstructionby Philip B. Lyons

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 109.99

    This book examines how statesmanship in reconstruction could have spared the South some severe hardships after the Civil War. Despite the vast change in public opinion on race relations over the last nearly 150 years, there are still lessons drawn from this study that can be applied to present day Civil Rights Policy. more...