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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • Liberty and Coercionby Gary Gerstle

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    American governance is burdened by a paradox. On the one hand, Americans don't want "big government" meddling in their lives; on the other hand, they have repeatedly enlisted governmental help to impose their views regarding marriage, abortion, religion, and schooling on their neighbors. These contradictory stances on the role of public power have... more...

  • The Age of Decadenceby Simon Heffer

    Random House 2017; US$ 42.29

    ‘A magnificent account of a less than magnificent epoch.’ Jonathan Meades, Literary Review The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful, contented, orderly and thriving country. She commanded a vast empire. She bestrode international commerce. Her citizens were living longer, profiting from civil liberties their... more...

  • The Improbable Victory: The Campaigns, Battles and Soldiers of the American Revolution, 1775–83by Chris McNab

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    The American Revolution reshaped the political map of the world, and led to the birth of the United States of America. Yet these outcomes could have scarcely been predicted when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord. American rebel forces were at first largely a poorly trained, inexperienced and disorganized militia, pitted against one... more...

  • Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sitesby Kevin M. Levin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 28.00

    Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites surveys how museums and historic sites approached challenges during the Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015). In doing so, this book offers museums and history professionals strategies to help shape conversations with local communities. more...

  • Jim Crow Northby Richard Archer

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    More than a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, African American New Englanders through sit-ins, boycotts, petition drives, and other initiatives struggled for equal rights. Jim Crow North is the tale of that struggle and of the racism that prompted it. more...

  • Shooting Lincolnby Nicholas J.C. Pistor

    Da Capo Press 2017; US$ 38.00

    They took the most memorable photographs of the Civil War. Now their long rivalry was about to climax with the spilled blood of an American president--an event that would usher in a new age of modern media. Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. With their photographs they brought the Civil War--and all of its... more...

  • Ideology, Regionalism, and Society in Caribbean Historyby Shane J. Pantin; Jerome Teelucksingh

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.41

    This volume collects new angles and perspectives on issues shaping the development of the Caribbean. Bringing together essays on regional integration, identity, and culture and focusing on foundational personalities and institutions in the region, this book opens up new lines of inquiry on twentieth-century Caribbean history. Essays examine popular perspectives... more...

  • Civil War Logisticsby Earl J. Hess

    LSU Press 2017; US$ 45.95

    During the Civil War, neither the Union nor the Confederate army could have operated without effective transportation systems. Moving men, supplies, and equipment required coordination on a massive scale, and Earl J. Hess’s Civil War Logistics offers the first comprehensive analysis of this vital process. Utilizing an enormous array of reports,... more...

  • Celebrating Palatineby The Palatine Historical Society

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    The first settlers came to the area that would become Palatine in 1837, shortly after a treaty with the local Indians. Farmers arrived first, merchants and tradesmen followed, and Palatine Township was formed in 1850. Joel Wood laid out a town and brought the railroad in 1855, and men of the area formed a Palatine company that fought in the Civil War.... more...

  • The Evian Conference of 1938 and the Jewish Refugee Crisisby Paul R. Bartrop

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 53.70

    This book provides the first dedicated study of the Evian Conference of July 1938, an international initiative called by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  While on the surface the conference appeared as an attempt to alleviate the distress faced by Jews being forced out of Germany and Austria, in reality it only served to demonstrate that the... more...