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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
by Edward E. Baptist
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In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Ed Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our country politically, morally, and most of all economically. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, our chief form of innovation was slavery... (read more)

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
by Drew Gilpin Faust
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Eminent historian Faust presents an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War.... (read more)

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Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War
Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months That Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War
by Todd Brewster
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A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincolnand#8217;s presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;On July 12, 1862... (read more)

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The Civil War: An Illustrated History
The Civil War: An Illustrated History
by Geoffrey C Ward
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"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby... (read more)

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
by Karen Abbott
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Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen... (read more)

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A Short History of Reconstruction (Abridged)
A Short History of Reconstruction (Abridged)
by Eric Foner
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The World the War Made The Coming of Emancipation On January 1, 1863, after a winter storm swept up the east coast of the United States, the sun rose in a cloudless sky over Washington, D.C. At the White House, Abraham Lincoln spent most of the day... (read more)

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Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
by Michael Korda
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda's fresh, contemporary single volume historical biography of General Robert E. Lee—perhaps the most famous and least understood legend in American history and one of our most admired heroes... (read more)

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become... (read more)

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Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (New American Nation Series)
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (New American Nation Series)
by Eric Foner
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Reconstruction chronicles how Americans, black and white, responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the Civil War and the end of slavery. Reconstruction addresses: the ways in which the emancipated slaves' quest for economic autonomy and equal... (read more)

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War
by James M Mcpherson
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates... (read more)

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Midnight Rising (12 Edition)
Midnight Rising (12 Edition)
by Tony Horwitz
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown launched a surprise raid on the slaveholding South. Leading a... (read more)

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.)
by Jay Winik
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This gripping, panoramic narrative takes readers on a breathless ride through 30 tumultuous days at the end of the Civil War, showing that the nation's future rested on a few crucial decisions and twists of fate. 16-page insert.... (read more)

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Grand Design (12 Edition)
Grand Design (12 Edition)
by Donald Stoker
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Despite the abundance of books on the Civil War, not one has focused exclusively on what was in fact the determining factor in the outcome of the conflict: differences in Union and Southern strategy. In The Grand Design, Donald Stoker provides for the... (read more)

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A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent (Simon & Schuster America Collection)
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent (Simon & Schuster America Collection)
by Robert W Merry
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ROBERT MERRY’S BRILLIANT AND HIGHLY ACCLAIMED HISTORY OF A CRUCIAL EPOCH IN U.S. HISTORY. In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America’s Manifest Destiny—extending its territory across the continent by... (read more)

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Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History
Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History
by Theodore J. Karamanski
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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 and promoting a “hard war”... (read more)

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Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877
Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877
by Brenda Wineapple
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For America, the mid-nineteenth century was an era of vast expectation and expansion: the country dreamed big, craved new lands, developed new technologies, and after too long a delay, finally confronted its greatest moral failure: slavery. Award-winning... (read more)

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Battle Cry of Freedom : Civil War Era (88 Edition)
Battle Cry of Freedom : Civil War Era (88 Edition)
by James M. Mcpherson
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates... (read more)

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Gettysburg
Gettysburg
by Stephen W Sears
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Widely regarded as today"s preeminent historian of the Civil War"s eastern theater, Stephen W. Sears has delivered a masterwork in Gettysburg, his single-volume history of that war"s greatest campaign. Sears brings the epic tale of the... (read more)

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Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis (Women S Diaries and Letters of the South)
Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis (Women S Diaries and Letters of the South)
by Kaye Wise Whitehead
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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 she kept from 1863 to 1865. Whitehead explores... (read more)

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An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, Alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1
An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, Alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1
by Sarah Wakeman
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I don't know how long before i shall have to go into the field of battle. For my part i don't care. I don't feel afraid to go. I don't believe there are any Rebel's bullet made for me yet. --Pvt. Lyons Wakeman Similar sentiments were expressed by tens of... (read more)

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