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- University of Alabama Press 2007; US$ 49.95
A scholarly narrative of UAB from its nascent beginnings through the mid 1990s. While the economy and culture of the post?World War II South changed from an era of material capital (e.g., cotton and iron ore) to a period of social capital (intellectual development and networked approaches to social change), one of the most important components... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00
The Gilded Age?the time between Reconstruction and the Spanish-American War?marked the beginnings of modern America. The advertising industry became an important part of selling the American Dream. Americans dined out more than ever before, and began to take leisure activities more seriously. Women's fashion gradually grew less restrictive, and architecture... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 49.95
?Bergeron has written a very original book quite unlike any modern study of Johnson. Bound to create quite a bit of controversy among scholars and Civil War enthusiasts, Bergeron seeks to provide a balanced analysis of this much-vilified figure.? ?John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History, UNC Charlotte ?This... more...
- UPF 2006; US$ 34.95
Through the political biography of George W. Murray, one sees the myriad forces arrayed against southern Republicanism in the late nineteenth century and also witnesses the trials and tribulations one of the major African American political leaders faced in the quest for racial justice in the new South. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00
Anna Dickinson's career as an orator began in her teenage years, when she gave her first impassioned speech on women's rights. By the age of twenty-one, she was spending at least six months per year on the road, delivering lectures on abolitionism, politics, and public affairs, and establishing herself as one of the nation's first celebrities. In... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62
A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction addresses the key topics and themes of the Civil War era, with 23 original essays by top scholars in the field. An authoritative volume that surveys the history and historiography of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books and articles in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00
This book provides a study of the American anti-imperialist movement during its most active years of opposition to US foreign policy, from 1898 to 1909. It re-evaluates the movement's motives and operations throughout these years by evaluating the way in which Americans conceived the idea of 'liberty.' more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
This is the story of the Spanish-American War, told not from the perspective of generals, policy makers, or politicians, but from that of the soldiers, sailors and marines in the field and the reporters who covered their efforts. Concentration on the daily lives of these people provides insight into the often overlooked facets of a soldier's life,... more...
- Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 8.99
"The former general in chief of the Union armies during the Civil War . . . the two-term president of the United States . . . the beloved ambassador of American goodwill around the globe . . . the respected New York financierUlysses S. Grantwas dying. The hardscrabble man who regularly smoked 20 cigars a day had developed terminal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95
In 1931, the New York Times hailed Belle Case La Follette as "probably the least known yet most influential of all the American women who have had to do with public affairs." A dedicated advocate for women's suffrage, peace, and other causes, she served as a key advisor to her husband, leading Progressive politician Robert La Follette. She also... more...