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Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

by Roger Thompson

Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia....


We Saw Lincoln Shot: One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts

by Timothy S. Good

On the evening of 14 April 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and periodicals,...


Promise of Glory

by C. X. Moreau

On September 13, 1862, a Union private found--wrapped around some cigars left behind by fleeing Confederate soldiers--a piece of paper. On that paper was Special Orders No. 191, a message from Lee to his generals...


Damage Them All You Can

by George Walsh

“Damage them all you can,” the patrician Lee exhorts, and his Southern army, ragtag in uniform and elite in spirit, responds ferociously in one battle after another against their Northern enemies—from...


Macarthur's War: The Flawed Genius Who Challenged The American Political System

by Bevin Alexander

General Douglas MacArthur was highly skilled and world famous as a military commander. Under his leadership after World War II, Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally. But during the Korean War, in defiance...


Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England

by J. M. Opal

During the first half-century of American independence, a fundamental change in the meaning and morality of ambition emerged. Beyond the Farm blends biography, social history, and cultural history to describe...


The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America

by John Fea

In this first full biography of Philip Vickers Fithian, John Fea tells the story of how one young man sought to pursue the life of an eighteenth-century Presbyterian gentleman while continuing to yearn for the...


Women's Radical Reconstruction: The Freedmen's Aid Movement

by Carol Faulkner

Carol Faulkner offers a vivid social history of the way the women's radical reform movement shaped government policy toward former slaves in the Civil War and Reconstruction era.


Another Country, Another Life: Calumny, Love, and the Secrets of Isaac Jelfs

by J. Patrick Boyer

Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many hard lives, his escape from each wrapped in deep secrecy. In 1869 he reached Toronto and started his new life with his new wife and his new name. His great-grandson follows that journey,...


Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

by Eugene D. Genovese

This landmark history of slavery in the South—a winner of the Bancroft Prize—challenged conventional views of slaves by illuminating the many forms of resistance to dehumanization that developed in slave...


A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War

by Thomas Fleming

A distinguished historian and popular author explores why the United States became the only nation in the world to fight


Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War: The Promise and Peril of a Second Haitian Revolution

by Matthew J. Clavin

This book examines how competing narratives about the Haitian Revolution influenced American public culture during the Civil War. It argues that both antislavery and proslavery groups appropriated the symbols...


Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England

by Ann M. Little

In 1678, the Puritan minister Samuel Nowell preached a sermon he called "Abraham in Arms," in which he urged his listeners to remember that "Hence it is no wayes unbecoming a Christian to learn to be a Souldier."...


Museographs The Sioux: Dakota, Lakota, Nakota

by Caron Lazar

Amid the armed conflict and broken treaty signings of nineteenth-century America, the highly successful horse culture of the plains, the Sioux Indians clutched to their way of life. Composed of three major groups...


Doomsayers: Anglo-American Prophecy in the Age of Revolution

by Susan Juster

From the staged debates over religious enthusiasm to the earnest offerings of ordinary men and women to speak to and for God, Doomsayers shows that the contest between prophets and their critics for the allegiance...


Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787-1788

by John Bach McMaster & Frederick Stone

In Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787-1788, John Bach McMaster, a professor of American history, and Frederick D. Stone, librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, assembled newspaper...


Political Sermons of the American Founding Era 1730-1805: In Two Volumes

by Ellis Sandoz

The early political culture of the American republic was deeply influenced by the religious consciousness of the New England preachers. Indeed, it was often through the political sermon—the "pulpit of the...


The American Republic

by Bruce Frohnen

Many reference works offer compilations of critical documents covering individual liberty, local autonomy, constitutional order, and other issues that helped to shape the American political tradition. Yet few...


Pen of Fire: John Moncure Daniel

by Peter Bridges

During his short and stormy life, John Moncure Daniel served as U.S. diplomat, journalist, Confederate officer, and conscience of the Confederacy. Strongly pro-slavery, fiercely loyal to the Confederacy, and...


Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

by Leslie Marmon Silko

Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice

of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play

in Native American...