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  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.26

    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...

  • From Wealth to Powerby Fareed Zakaria

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    What turns rich nations into great powers? How do wealthy countries begin extending their influence abroad? These questions are vital to understanding one of the most important sources of instability in international politics: the emergence of a new power. In From Wealth to Power , Fareed Zakaria seeks to answer these questions by examining the most... more...

  • The New South and the Old West 1866-1890by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The end of the Civil War brought significant change to the United States. The war had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a new South free from slavery and open to progress and industrialization. But much of the promise of the post-war South was lost in the political heat of Reconstruction. At the same time, more people... more...

  • Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grantby U. S. Grant

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99

    “Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant” is considered among the greatest of military memoirs. Marshalling the forces of the North in the American Civil War, he was the only general who was able to bring the South to heels. The descriptions of the great battles and his assessments of the generals, many of whom he knew intimately from the Mexican war, are... more...

  • Personal Memoirsby Ulysses S. Grant

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent. Grant's courage, both moral and physical, was a matter of record. His genius as a general assured his immortality. In 1881, Twain urged Grant... more...

  • The Age of Goldby H. W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    The California Gold Rush inspired a new American dream—the “dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck.” The discovery of gold on the American River in 1848 triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. It drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth, accelerated America’s imperial expansion, and exacerbated... more...

  • The A to Z of the Progressive Eraby Peter C. Holloran; Catherine Cocks; Alan Lessoff

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.50

    The A to Z of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the key events, people, organizations, and ideas of the period, this resource is a lively, complete, and accessible... more...

  • Progressivismby Reyna Eisenstark

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Shaped by the Temperance Movements, environmental conservation, suffrage, antitrust regulations, and muckraking journalists, the Progressive Era marked the first time U.S. citizens insisted their government do more for the public. Most of the reforms passed during the Progressive Era are still in effect today, and many have been updated and improved.... more...

  • Daily Life in the Progressive Eraby Steven Piott

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    The Progressive Era represented a tumultuous time for Americans as they attempted to come to terms with a rapidly emerging modern, urban, and industrial society, and ultimately the dislocations caused by World War I. Steven L. Piott's Daily Life in the Progressive Era tells the story of how all Americans—black and white, women and men, rural inhabitants... more...

  • Ulysses S. Grantby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Ulysses S. Grant was a warrior, hero, and a compassionate soldier. Grant led the Union army to victory during the Civil War. The North thought of him as a hero for ending the Civil War and elected him president of the United States. more...