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Statesmanship and Reconstruction

by Philip B. Lyons

After the Civil War, reconstruction governments for the former rebel states could not survive without native white support, but this was not possible without devising the right incentives. Though Lincoln demonstrated...


Ulysses S. Grant

by Brooks Simpson

Many modern historians have painted Ulysses S. Grant as a butcher, a drunk, and a failure as president. Others have argued the exact opposite and portray him with saintlike levels of ethic and intellect.

In ...


True Stories of the Civil War

by Joseph J. Millard

TRUE STORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR collects true tales of the Civil War, meticulously researched by Civil War authority Joseph J. Millard. These classic works, all originally published in TRUE Magazine, are great...


Connecticut in the American Civil War

by Matthew Warshauer

Connecticut in the American Civil War offers readers a remarkable window into the state's involvement in a conflict that challenged and defined the unity of a nation. The arc of the war is traced through the...


Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

by Martin A. Klein

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition relates the history of the long and brutal history of slavery along with the struggle for abolition. This is done through a chronology, an...


Guns of the Civil War

by Dennis Adler

Guns of the Civil War celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861–1865) with an elegant and richly detailed history of Colt, Henry, Manhattan, Remington, Sharps, Spencer, and S&W Firearms, and...


How We Elected Lincoln

by Abram J. Dittenhoefer & Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Abram J. Dittenhoefer was a young South Carolinian who embraced abolition and moved to New York in order to work for the newly formed Republican party and its antislavery platform. Even though he was in his...


The Frederick Douglass MEGAPACK ®

by Frederick Douglass

The Frederick Douglass Megapack provides a selection of the works of Frederick Douglas, including 2 autobiographies as well as essays, speeches, and slave narratives. Included are:

NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK...


Notes from a Colored Girl

by Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead

In Notes from a Colored Girl, Karsonya Wise Whitehead examines the life and experiences of Emilie Frances Davis, a freeborn twenty-one-year-old mulatto woman, through a close reading of three pocket diaries...


General Henry Lockwood of Delaware

by Lloyd J. Matthews

General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander depicts the fascinating and accomplished life of nineteenth-century Delaware son, Brig. Gen. Henry...


The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel

by Peter Adam Nash

The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight tells the remarkable story of Moses Ezekiel and his rise to international fame as an artist in late nineteenth-century Italy. Sephardic...


The Civil War Generals

by Robert Girardi

The Civil War Generals offers an unvarnished and largely unknown window into what military generals wrote and said about each other during the Civil War era. Drawing on more than 170 sources—including the...


The Enduring Relevance of Robert E. Lee

by Marshall L. DeRosa

The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War presents a unique opportunity to consider the motivation behind General Robert E. Lee’s efforts to defend the Confederacy against his once beloved United States....


Representative Americans

by Norman K. Risjord

Americans in the middle decades of the nineteenth century were a people with boundless energy capable of heroic deeds, monumental achievements, and tragic errors. In The Civil War Generation, his newest volume...


The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

by James L. Abrahamson

This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government...


Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy

by Gary D. Joiner

The Union inland navy that became the Mississippi Squadron is one of the greatest, yet least studied aspects of the Civil War. Without it, however, the war in the West may not have been won, and the war in the...


Crisis in the Southwest

by Richard Bruce Winders

The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured...


Climbing Up to Glory

by Wilbert L. Jenkins

The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture.

The Union defeat...


Beneath a Northern Sky

by Steven E. Woodworth

Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. Millions flock each year to the little town in south-central Pennsylvania where more than 135 years...


A Short History of the Civil War at Sea

by Spencer C. Tucker

While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North...