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- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99
Prologue: "Jim Williams on His Big Muster" Chapter 1: "A Brotherhood of Property-Holders, the Peaceable, Law-Abiding Citizens of the State" Chapter 2: "The Foundations Must Be Broken Up and Relaid, or All Our Blood and Treasure Have Been Spent in Vain" Chapter 3: "The Whole Fabric of Reconstruction . . . Will Topple and Fall" Chapter 4: "It Was... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 17.95
Early in 1885 Americans learned that General Grant was writing his Memoirs in a desperate race for time against an incurable cancer. Not generally known was the General?s precarious personal finances, made so by imprudent investments, and his gallant effort to provide for his family by his writing. For six months newspaper readers followed... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 29.99
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...