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  • From Independence to Oregonby Stephanie Macceca

    Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99

    Join a family who travels the Oregon Trail and reenacts the efforts and experiences of the original emigrants who traveled the trail long ago. Learn what real hardships the family faces when disaster strikes. more...

  • The Mound-Buildersby Henry Shetrone; Bradley T. Lepper

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 44.95

    A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication A classic resource on early knowledge of prehistoric mounds and the peoples who constructed them in the eastern United States. With this accessible volume, Henry Clyde Shetrone made available to general readers the archaeological research data and conclusions concerning the ancient mounds and earthworks... more...

  • 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$ 23.99

    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...

  • At Lincoln's Sideby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    John Hay believed that “real history is told in private letters,” and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: “The Tycoon is in fine whack. I have rarely seen him more serene & busy. He is managing this war, the draft, foreign relations,... more...

  • Giant in the Shadowsby Jason Emerson

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Although he was Abraham and Mary Lincoln?s oldest and last surviving son, the details of Robert T. Lincoln?s life are misunderstood by some and unknown to many others. Nearly half a century after the last biography about Abraham Lincoln?s son was published, historian and author Jason Emerson illuminates the life of this remarkable man and his achievements... more...

  • Inside Lincoln's White Houseby Michael Burlingame; John R. Turner Ettlinger

    Southern Illinois University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that "some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world."... more...

  • Lincoln's White House Secretaryby Harold Holzer; Eleanor STODDARD

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    William Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln?s ?third secretary? who worked alongside John G. Nicolay and John Hay in the White House from 1861 to 1865, completed his autobiography in 1907, one of more than one hundred books he wrote. An abridged version was published by his son in 1955 as ?Lincoln?s Third Secretary: The Memoirs of William O. Stoddard.? ... more...