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Discovering the Civil War in Florida: A Reader and Guide

by Paul Taylor

A chronicle of Civil War activity in Florida, both land and sea maneuvers. For each engagement the author includes excerpts from official government reports by officers on both sides of the battle lines. Also...


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...


Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South

by Reiko Hillyer

Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that economic development, rather than...


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...


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...


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...


How We Elected Lincoln: Personal Recollections

by Abram J. Dittenhoefer & Kathleen Hall Jamieson

In How We Elected Lincoln, originally published in 1916 and appearing now for the first time in paperback, we have the only firsthand account of Lincoln's political campaigns.


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.


Buffalo Soldiers: The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

by T. G. Steward

This history by a chaplain of the Twenty-fifth Infantry includes firsthand accounts of the Spanish-American War as well as an overview of African-American contributions to prior wars and conflicts.


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.


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...