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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    This book examines how statesmanship in reconstruction could have spared the South some severe hardships after the Civil War. Despite the vast change in public opinion on race relations over the last nearly 150 years, there are still lessons drawn from this study that can be applied to present day Civil Rights Policy. more...

  • The Spanish-American War 1895-1902by Joseph Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    Fought in both Caribbean and Pacific and turning on America's superior naval strength, this short but decisive war had momentous consequences internationally. It ended Spain's imperial power, and the US emerged for the first time as an active force in world affairs, acquiring -- amidst much domestic controversy -- an empire of her own in the Philippines,... more...

  • Stories of the Southby K. Stephen Prince

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 more...