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  • Civil War Westsby Adam Arenson

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This innovative study presents a new, integrated view of the Civil War and Reconstruction and the history of the western United States. Award-winning historians such as Steven Hahn, Martha Sandweiss, William Deverell, Virginia Scharff, and Stephen Kantrowitz offer original essays on lives, choices, and legacies in the American West, discussing the... more...

  • America in 1900by Noel J Kent

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Many of the key issues concerning the United States as we enter the 21st century were already taking shape as we entered the 20th century. Business mergers, U.S. military intervention (in the Philippines), trade disputes with China and Europe, racial violence, high levels of crime, rising income gaps between rich and poor, volatile stock market prices,... more...

  • Dubious Victoryby Robert D. Sawrey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "To the victors belong the spoils" is a time-honored cliche. When in 1865 northern armies defeated the greatest challenge ever posed to the Union, issues of spoils and peace terms dominated public debate. But precisely what did the victorious North want from the Reconstruction process? Historians generally have shown far less interest in northern... more...

  • With Charity for Allby William C. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Harris maintains that Lincoln held a fundamentally conservative position on the process of reintegrating the South, one that permitted a large measure of self-reconstruction, and that he did not modify his position late in the war. He examines the reasoning and ideology behind Lincoln's policies, describes what happened when military and civil agents... more...

  • Gilded Age Catoby Charles W. Calhoun

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Union general, federal judge, presidential contender, and cabinet officer -- Walter Q. Gresham of Indiana stands as an enigmatic character in the politics of the Gilded Age, one who never seemed comfortable in the offices he sought. This first scholarly biography not only follows the turns of his career but seeks also to find the roots of his disaffection.... more...

  • Walter Hines Pageby Ross Gregory

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This lucid study assesses Page's career as ambassador to Great Britain from 1913 to 1918. It reconsiders the famous publisher's impact on American diplomacy through an examination of British-American relations in that troubled period. Page, a friend of Woodrow Wilson and an intense Anglophile, devoted his major efforts to bringing the United States... more...

  • The Gilded Age and Dawn of the Modern: 1877-1919by Jeffrey H. Hacker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Gilded Age and Dawn of the Modern: 1877-1919 , a new title in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes , provides insights and analysis regarding the history, literature, and cultural climate of the Gilded Age and early twentieth century. It brings together informational text and primary documents that... more...

  • The Ordeal of the Reunionby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction more...

  • Statesmanship and Reconstructionby Philip B. Lyons

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 109.99

    After the Civil War, reconstruction governments for the former rebel states could not survive without native white support, but this was not possible without devising the right incentives. Though Lincoln demonstrated how to reconstruct, the Congress, when legislating in response to the South's rejection of the Fourteenth Amendment, enacted a law... more...

  • Grover Cleveland's New Foreign Policyby Nick Cleaver

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Whereas the Spanish-American War has long been studied as a turning point in American history, Grover Cleveland's foreign policy. Nick Cleaver's study illuminates the dynamism and ideals of Cleveland's diplomatic moment, revealing their continuities with the engagement and expansionism of the McKinley presidency. more...