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History of the Civil War: 1861-1865

by James Ford Rhodes

This carefully crafted ebook: "History of the Civil War: 1861-1865" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This Pulitzer Prize winning book remains one of the best histories...


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...


Indiana's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Richard F. Nation & Stephen E. Towne

Indiana's War is a primary source collection featuring the writings of Indiana's citizens during the Civil War era. Using private letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other original sources, the...


Kansas's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Pearl T. Ponce

When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Kansas was in a unique position. Although it had been a state for mere weeks, its residents were already intimately acquainted with civil strife. Since its organization...


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...


Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History

by Theodore J. Karamanski & Eileen M. McMahon

The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation...


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...


Ohio's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Christine Dee

In 1860, Ohio was among the most influential states in the nation. As the third-most-populous state and the largest in the middle west, it embraced those elements that were in concert-but also at odds-in American...


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...


Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg

by James R. Arnold

Vicksburg is the key. . . . Let us get Vicksburg, and all that country is ours.--President Abraham Lincoln, 1862

In a brilliantly constructed and powerfully rendered new account, James R. Arnold offers a penetrating...


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.