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The Scourge of War

by Brian Holden Reid

William Tecumseh Sherman, a West Point graduate and veteran of the Seminole War, became one of the best-known generals in the Civil War. His March to the Sea, which resulted in a devastated swath of the South...


The Suspect

by Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen

A based-on source for the Warner Bros. film Richard Jewell, starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, and Paul Walter Hauser??

"Meticulously reported, bracingly written, full of memorable and...


History of Public School Education in Arizona

by Stephen Beauregard Weeks

p/ p spanThe territory of the present State of Arizona is embraced within 31° 20? and 37° north latitude and between 109° 02? and 114° 45? west longitude. It covers an area of 113,956 square miles, of which...


A Brief History of Northern Kentucky

by Robert D. Webster & Paul A. Tenkotte

Thousands of years ago, the land that would become Northern Kentucky emerged above sea level when a large portion of the continental plate bulged upward. Today, the region rests on the crest of that uplift,...


Boonesborough Unearthed

by Nancy O'Malley

Throughout the Revolutionary War, Fort Boonesborough was one of the most important and defensively crucial sites on the western frontier. It served not only as a stronghold against the British but also as a...


The US Senate and the Commonwealth

by Roy E. Brownell Ii, Mitch McConnell & Lamar Alexander

Kentucky has long punched above its weight in the US Senate, as some of the nation's most distinguished senators have hailed from the Commonwealth. Despite its relatively small population for much of American...


Caribbean New Orleans

by Cécile Vidal

Combining Atlantic and imperial perspectives, Caribbean New Orleans offers a lively portrait of the city and a probing investigation of the French colonists who established racial slavery there as well as the...


Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown

by Jennifer S. Kelly & Steve Haskin

He was always destined to be a champion. Royally bred, with English and American classic winners in his pedigree, Sir Barton shone from birth, dubbed the "king of them all." But after a winless two-year-old...


North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

by Jeff Broadwater & Troy L. Kickler

This collection of essays profiles a diverse array of North Carolinians, all of whom had a hand in the founding of the state and the United States of America. It includes stories of how men who stood together...


Circa 1903

by Larry E. Tise

Standing along the coast of today's Outer Banks, it can be hard to envision the barrier island world at Kitty Hawk as it appeared to Wilbur and Orville Wright when they first arrived in 1900 to begin their famous...


All Falling Faiths

by J. Harvie Wilkinson Iii

In this warm and intimate memoir Judge Wilkinson delivers a chilling message. The 1960s inflicted enormous damage on our country; even at this very hour we see the decade’s imprint in so much of what we say...


Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball

by James Duane Bolin

Known as the "Man in the Brown Suit" and "Baron of the Bluegrass," Adolph Rupp (1901--1977) is a towering figure in the history of college athletics. From 1930 until his retirement in 1972, Rupp coached the...


A Delicious Country

by Scott Huler

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious...


Private Confederacies

by James J. Broomall

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds...


STORIES OF GEORGIA (USA) - 27 illustrated stories

by Joel Chandler Harris

From the storyteller behind the Uncle Remus stories comes a young person's history of Georgia. Herein are 27 stories about prominent people and events in the History of the State of Georgia which stretch from...


Slavery and Class in the American South

by William L. Andrews

"The distinction among slaves is as marked, as the classes of society are in any aristocratic community. Some refusing to associate with others whom they deem to be beneath them, in point of character, color,...


Wiley Buck and Other Stories of the Concord Community

by Henry McGilbert Wagstaff

A gifted teller of tales sketches a lively picture of his boyhood in the old tobacco section of Person County, North Carolina, just south of the Virginia line. All the white grown-ups of the boy's childhood...


The Freedmen's Bureau in South Carolina, 1865 - 1872

by Martin Abbott

Abbott's book deals with the Freedmen's Bureau, the agency that faced the main challenge of defining the meaning of freedom for four million slaves after the Civil War. He records the difficulties that resulted...


Monacan Millennium

by Jeffrey L. Hantman

While Jamestown and colonial settlements dominate narratives of Virginia’s earliest days, the land’s oldest history belongs to its native people. Monacan Millennium tells the story of the Monacan Indian...


Unredeemed Land

by Erin Stewart Mauldin

How did the Civil War and the emancipation of four million slaves reconfigure the natural landscape in the South and the farming economy dependent upon it? An innovative reconsideration of the Civil War's profound...