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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Cultureby Oskar Cox Jensen; David Kennerley; Ian Newman

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 71.99

    This volume examines Charles Dibdin's extraordinarily wide-ranging career as an actor, lyricist, composer, singer-songwriter, comedian, theatre-manager, journalist, artist, music tutor, speculator, and author, and offers fresh insights into late Georgian culture, society, and politics. more...

  • The Captive's Quest for Freedomby R. J. M. Blackett

    Cambridge University Press 2018; US$ 26.00

    Examines the impact fugitive slaves had on the Fugitive Slave Law and the coming of the American Civil War. more...

  • Preussische Offiziere über Judentum und Emanzipationby Marion Schulte

    De Gruyter 2018; US$ 137.99

    European-Jewish Studies reflect the interdisciplinary network and competence of the new “ Centre for Jewish Studies Berlin and Brandenburg ”. The Centre gathers together the most important institutions working on Jewish studies in the region – including the relevant universities and establishments in Berlin and Potsdam. The interdisciplinary... more...

  • The First Export Era Revisitedby Sandra Kuntz-Ficker

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 146.81

    This book challenges the wide-ranging generalizations that dominate the literature on the impact of export-led growth upon Latin America during the first export era. The contributors to this volume contest conventional approaches, stemming from structuralism and dependency theory, which portray a rather negative view of the impact of nineteenth-century... more...

  • The Perfect Scoutby George W. Quimby; Anne Sarah Rubin; Stephen Murphy

    University of Alabama Press 2018; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    A rare and dramatic first-person account by a Union scout who served General William Tecumseh Sherman on his “march to the sea.”   After his father-in-law passed away, Stephen Murphy found, among the voluminous papers left behind, an ancestral memoir. Murphy quickly became fascinated with the recollections of George W. Quimby (1842–1926), a... more...

  • History of the Third Seminole Warby Joe Knetsch; John Missall

    Casemate 2018; US$ 18.96

    Spanning a period of over forty years (1817-1858), the three Seminole Wars were America’s longest, costliest, and deadliest Indian wars, surpassing the more famous ones fought in the West.  After an uneasy peace following the conclusion of the second Seminole War in 1842, a series of hostile events followed by a string of murders in 1849... more...

  • Chinese Porcelain in Colonial Mexicoby Meha Priyadarshini

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 97.87

    This book follows Chinese porcelain through the commodity chain, from its production in China to trade with Spanish Merchants in Manila, and to its eventual adoption by colonial society in Mexico. As trade connections increased in the early modern period, porcelain became an immensely popular and global product. This study focuses on one of the most... more...

  • The Sinews of Habsburg Powerby William D. Godsey

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 114.99

    The Sinews of Habsburg Power traces the development of the central European Habsburg monarchy into one of early modern Europe's leading powers. In particular, it looks to the domestic foundations of that power, which were upheld by the growth of a permanent standing army. more...

  • The Finest Building in Americaby Edwin G. Burrows

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 12.99

    The first book-length account of New York's Crystal Palace, which was built in 1853 and burned down in 1858. more...

  • Rebel Bulldogby Jason Lantzer

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2018; US$ 19.95

    Rebel Bulldog tells the story of Preston Davidson, a Northerner who fought for the Confederacy, and his family who lived in Indiana and Virginia. It is a story that examines antebellum religion, education, reform, and politics, and how they affected the identity of not just one young man, but of a nation caught up in a civil war. Furthermore, it discusses... more...