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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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Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America's later success. But while we have long since... (read more)

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Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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A bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer). "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find... (read more)

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Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
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A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic... (read more)

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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
by Cokie Roberts
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Cokie Roberts, the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, turns her attention to the Civil War in a riveting exploration of the ways in which the conflict transformed not only the lives of women in... (read more)

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John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away
John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away
by Michael Schein
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"John Surratt was indeed the Lincoln assassin who got away, but, fortunately, he will not escape history thanks to Michael Schein. In this well-researched, beautifully written account of John Surratt, Schein brings historical justice to a man who has... (read more)

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The Scorpions Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War
The Scorpions Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War
by James Oakes
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Surrounded by a ring of fire, the scorpion stings itself to death. The image, widespread among antislavery leaders before the Civil War, captures their long-standing strategy for peaceful abolition: they would surround the slave states with a cordon of... (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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In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty years... (read more)

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)
by Drew Gilpin Faust
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In 1863, at the height of the Civil War, Frederick Douglass promised African Americans that serving in the military offered a sure path to freedom. More than 180,000 black men heeded his call to defend the Union, only to find that the path to equality... (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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Race and Reunion : the Civil War in American Memory (01 Edition)
Race and Reunion : the Civil War in American Memory (01 Edition)
by David W. Blight
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2001 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2002 Lincoln Prize, Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of History 2002 Merle Curti Award in American Social... (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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In the Shadow of the Alabama: The British Foreign Office and the American Civil War (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeolog)
In the Shadow of the Alabama: The British Foreign Office and the American Civil War (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeolog)
by Renata Eley Long
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This book looks at an allegation of betrayal made against a young Foreign Office clerk, Victor Buckley, who, it was claimed, leaked privileged information to agents of the southern States during the American Civil War. As a consequence, the CSS Alabama... (read more)

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Civil War a Narrative 3 Volumes
Civil War a Narrative 3 Volumes
by Shelby Foote
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The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864
The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864
by Sean M. Chick
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The Battle of Petersburg was the culmination of the Virginia Overland campaign, which pitted the Army of the Potomac, led by Ulysses S. Grant and George Gordon Meade, against Robert E. Leeandrsquo;s Army of Northern Virginia. In spite of having... (read more)

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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
by Tony Horwitz
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From Chapter One There never will be anything more interesting in America than that Civil War never. --Gertrude Stein In 1965, a century after Appomattox, the Civil War began for me at a musty apartment in New Haven, Connecticut. My great-grandfather... (read more)

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Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage Civil War Library)
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage Civil War Library)
by Allen C. Guelzo
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An Economist Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close... (read more)

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A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy
A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy
by David Downing
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Downing (English, Elizabethtown College) surveys the overall nature of dissent from within the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Using the term dissent to refer to any refusal to consent by word, action, or non-cooperation, he takes a... (read more)

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The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution
The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution
by Richard Slotkin
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In the summer of 1862, after a year of protracted fighting, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy--one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the... (read more)

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The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War
The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War
by Don H. Doyle
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When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he had broader aims than simply rallying a beleaguered nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of Europe was watching to see whether the United... (read more)

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Women in the Civil War
Women in the Civil War
by Mary Elizabe Massey
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"This is a serious book, at once charming, scholarly and highly readable. . . . It is probable that the most enduring consequence of the war for women was the changed conception they come to hold of themselves. . . . Massey most skillfully brings out the... (read more)

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