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  • 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...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Grantby Jean Edward Smith

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 22.00

    Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on... more...

  • Puerto Rican Jamby Frances Negron-Muntaner; Ramon Grosfoguel

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    These discussions elaborate alternatives to dominant postcolonial theories, and include essays written from the perspectives of groups that are not usually represented, such as gays and lesbians, youth, blacks, and women. more...

  • The Diaries of John Gregory Bourkeby John G. Bourke; Charles M Robinson

    University of North Texas Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries as aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook. This second volume opens as Crook prepares for the expedition that would lead to his infamous and devastating Horse Meat March. It continues with the Powder River Expedition and ends with a retrospective of his service in Tucson, Arizona. more...

  • Race over Empireby Eric T. L. Love

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    Generations of historians have maintained that in the last decade of the nineteenth century white-supremacist racial ideologies such as Anglo-Saxonism, social Darwinism, benevolent assimilation, and the concept of the "white man's burden" drove American imperialist ventures in the nonwhite world. In Race over Empire , Eric T. L. Love contests this... more...

  • Impeachedby David O. Stewart

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    In 1868 Congress impeached President Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, the man who had succeeded the murdered Lincoln, bringing the nation to the brink of a second civil war. Enraged to see the freed slaves abandoned to brutal violence at the hands of their former owners, distraught that former rebels threatened to regain control of Southern state governments,... more...

  • The Gilded Ageby Joel Shrock

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    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,... more...

  • Andrew Johnson's Civil War and Reconstructionby Paul H. Bergeron

    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,... more...