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The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz

by George Rawlinson

This book written by James Madison Page, a Northern soldier, represents an important narrative of Andersonville prison in Georgia. Madison brings his defense of the prison commander Henry Wirz, who was charged...

The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

by Jonathan Horn

The “compelling…modern and readable perpective” (USA TODAY) of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement,...

Statesmanship and Reconstruction: Moderate versus Radical Republicans on Restoring the Union after the Civil War

by Philip B. Lyons

This book examines how statesmanship in reconstruction could have spared the South some severe hardships after the Civil War. Despite the vast change in public opinion on race relations over the last nearly...

Citizen Thoreau: Walden, Civil Disobedience, Life Without Principle, Slavery in Massachusetts, A Plea for Captain John Brown

by Henry David Thoreau & Richard Francis F.

This set of timeless essays from the quintessential American shares his valuable philosophies on nature, solitude, slavery, religion, politics, fulfilling work, civil responsibilities, and more. WALDEN, Thoreau's...

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

by Harold Holzer

“Lincoln believed that ‘with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.’ Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing...

The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

by Timothy B. Smith

The first examination of the entire convention and the men who deliberated there

Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

by Martin A. Klein

This second edition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 500 cross-referenced entries...

Rebel Yell

by S. C. Gwynne

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.

Stonewall Jackson...

After Lincoln

by A. J. Langguth

A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South...

When Johnny Came Marching Home

by William Heffernan

A one-armed young Civil War veteran investigates the death of a troubled fellow soldier in 1860s Vermont and Virginia.

This Great Struggle: America's Civil War

by Steven E. Woodworth

Referring to the war that was raging across parts of the American landscape, Abraham Lincoln told Congress in 1862, "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth." Lincoln recognized what...

General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander

by Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews

Based on a treasure trove of newly discovered information, General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander offers the first comparative study of...

12 Years A Slave

by Solomon Northup

When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped...

Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings

by Frederick Douglass

Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other...

The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight

by Peter Adam Nash

This first book-length study of Moses Ezekiel examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor.

Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

Now a major motion picture! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation...

Lighting Out for the Territory

by Roy Jr. Morris

In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it’s time “to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest.” Tom Sawyer’s Aunt...

The Battle of Gettysburg: A Soldier's First-Hand Account

by Frank A., Col. Haskel

Vivid eyewitness accounts of the wounded, of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, estimates of losses, marks of battle, and burial of the dead. 2 maps.

A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire

by Fletcher Pratt

Best one-volume history brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies, and personalities revealed in an audacious...

Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy

by Francis A. Lord

Indispensable reference identifies and describes more than 800 subjects, from artillery accoutrements to tools and patriotic sheet music. "A must-have book." — Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations....