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Twelve Years a Slave (African American)
Twelve Years a Slave (African American)
by Solomon Northup
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Now a major motion picture! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped... (read more)

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Legacy of the Civil War (98 Edition)
Legacy of the Civil War (98 Edition)
by Robert Penn Warren
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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but... (read more)

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Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War
Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War
by Lowell J. Soike
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Despite the immense body of literature about the American Civil War and its causes, the nations western involvement in the approaching conflict often gets short shrift. Slavery was the catalyst for fiery rhetoric on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and... (read more)

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With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
by William A. Blair
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Few issues created greater consensus among Civil War-era northerners than the belief that the secessionists had committed treason. But as William A. Blair shows in this engaging history, the way politicians, soldiers, and civilians dealt with disloyalty... (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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A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
by Thomas Fleming
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In this riveting history, one of Americas most respected historians traces the “disease in the public mind”—distortions of reality that seized many Americans—in the decades–long buildup to the Civil War. “A Disease in... (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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Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
by Allen C. Guelzo
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From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history — the most intimate and richly readable account we have had — of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke,... (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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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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The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era
The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era
by Douglas R Egerton
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By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and thirteen years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph... (read more)

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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
by Garry Wills
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The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His... (read more)

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The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
by Bruce Levine
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In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. Told... (read more)

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The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
by David Brion Davis
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This classic Pulitzer Prize-winning book depicts the various ways the Old and the New Worlds responded to the intrinsic contradictions of slavery from antiquity to the early 1770s, and considers the religious, literary, and philosophical justifications... (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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National Bestseller  When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the... (read more)

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The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox
by Shelby Foote
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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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The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
by Ben Tarnoff
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The unforgettable story of the birth of modern America and the western writers who gave voice to its emerging identity The Bohemians begins in 1860s San Francisco. The Gold Rush has ended; the Civil War threatens to tear apart the country. Far from the... (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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Civil War a Narrative Fort Sumter Volume 1
Civil War a Narrative Fort Sumter Volume 1
by Shelby Foote
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"Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives of our century, a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters."--Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily News "A stunning book full of color, life,... (read more)

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