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1860 to 1920


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After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
by Patricia Beard
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Chapter One A Death: Henry, 1899 At 120 Broadway, on the third of May, 1899, the workmen were out at dawn. It was their task to drape the Equitable Life Assurance Society in mourning, from the Quincy granite stoop to the mansard roof, all 110 feet of a... (read more)

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Stealing Lincoln's Body
Stealing Lincoln's Body
by Thomas J Craughwell
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Amazon.com, A Top 100 Book of the... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
by Frederick Douglass
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Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the... (read more)

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Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln
Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln
by William A Tidwell
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An astonishing book that reveals the Confederacy's role in the death of... (read more)

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Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--A Test of Will and Faith in World War I
Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--A Test of Will and Faith in World War I
by Louisa Thomas
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It was a time of testing and uncertainty. Even before World War I, there was a sense that country was changing. As Louisa Thomas reveals in Conscience, for the Thomas brothers, the struggle did not only take place on the battlefields. It was within... (read more)

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Ethnic Leadership and Midwestern Politics: Scandinavian Americans and the Progressive Movement in Wisconsin, 1890-1914 (Norwegian-American Historical Association)
Ethnic Leadership and Midwestern Politics: Scandinavian Americans and the Progressive Movement in Wisconsin, 1890-1914 (Norwegian-American Historical Association)
by Jorn Brondal
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"Ethnic Leadership and Midwestern Politics investigates the notion of ethnic identity as it relates to Scandinavian Americans and political affiliations in Wisconsin, from 1890-1914. Jorn Brondal traces the evolution of their political alliances as they... (read more)

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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
by David Goldfield
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In this spellbinding history, David Goldfield offers the first major new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPhersons Battle Cry of Freedom. Where other scholars have seen the conflict as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield paints it as... (read more)

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Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876
Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876
by William H. Rehnquist
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Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911
Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911
by Malvina Shan Harlan
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Like Abigail Adams, Malvina Shanklin Harlan witnessed — and gently influenced — national history from the unique perspective of a political leader?s wife. Her husband, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833?1911), played a central... (read more)

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Fanny Kemble's Journals: Edited and with an Introduction by Catherine Clinton (John Harvard Library)
Fanny Kemble's Journals: Edited and with an Introduction by Catherine Clinton (John Harvard Library)
by Fanny Kemble
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Henry James called Fanny Kemble's autobiography "one of the most animated autobiographies in the language." Born into the first family of the British stage, Fanny Kemble was one of the most famous woman writers of the English-speaking world, a best... (read more)

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Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington
Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington
by Daniel Mark Epstein
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The Illusion of Victory: Americans in World World War 1
The Illusion of Victory: Americans in World World War 1
by Thomas Fleming
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The political history of the American experience in World War I is a story of conflict and bungled intentions that begins in an era dedicated to progressive social reform and ends in the Red Scare and Prohibition. Thomas Fleming tells this story through... (read more)

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Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--A Test of Will Andfaith in World War I
Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--A Test of Will Andfaith in World War I
by Louisa Thomas
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It was a time of testing and uncertainty. Even before World War I, there was a sense that country was changing. As Louisa Thomas reveals in Conscience, for the Thomas brothers, the struggle did not only take place on the battlefields. It was within... (read more)

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Cruel Years: American Voices at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
Cruel Years: American Voices at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
by William Loren Katz
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The Cruel Years provides readers with a vivid picture of what life was like a hundred years ago, not for the rich and famous but for ordinary working Americans. The story is told in the words of twenty-two fascinating people who lived by laboring long... (read more)

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From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Politics and Governance in the Gilded Age
From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Politics and Governance in the Gilded Age
by Charles Calhoun
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In the wake of civil war, American politics were racially charged and intensely sectionalist, with politicians waving the proverbial bloody shirt and encouraging their constituents, as Republicans did in 1868, to “vote as you shot.” By the... (read more)

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Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War
Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War
by Ernest B Furgurson
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Freedom Rising is a fresh, intensely human account of how the Civil War transformed the nations capital from the debating forum for a loose union of states into the seat of a forceful central government.      Before 1861, Washington... (read more)

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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In her latest historical biography, Pulitzer Prize–winner Goodwin explores the fractious relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. As with Team of Rivals and No Ordinary Time, The Bully Pulpit is remarkable for its meticulous research... (read more)

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero
Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero
by Michael Korda
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A lavishly illustrated edition of Michael Korda's acclaimed biography of the man who ended the Civil War, served two terms as president, and wrote one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature Ulysses S. Grant was the first officer... (read more)

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The Politics of Reconstruction 1863-1867
The Politics of Reconstruction 1863-1867
by David Donald
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The Reconstruction Act of 1867 was one of the most controversial and far-reaching legislative measures ever enacted by an American Congress. The political motivations behind it, and other legislation regarding slavery, confiscation of Confederate... (read more)

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Other powers :the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria Woodhull
Other powers :the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria Woodhull
by Barbara Goldsmith
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From the author of Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last, a stunning combination of history and biography that interweaves the stories of some of the most important social, political, and religious figures of America's Victorian era with the courageous and... (read more)

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