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1860 to 1920


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America 1900
America 1900
by Judy Crichton
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America 1900 is a sweeping narrative that follows an eclectic group of men and women over the course of one pivotal year. As it happened, the issues they were dealing with are surprisingly similar to those their grandchildren and great-grandchildren face... (read more)

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Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars
Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars
by Catherine Clinton
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A British stage star turned Georgia plantation mistress, Fanny Kemble is perhaps best remembered as a critic of slavery--and an influential opponent of this institution during the years leading up to the Civil War. By the mid-1830s, American society was... (read more)

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Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era
Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era
by Carl Sferra Anthony
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From critically acclaimed presidential-family historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony comes the first biography of Helen Herron Taft, the unconventional wife of the twenty-seventh President of the United States who, in an era before Eleanor Roosevelt, was overt... (read more)

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Reconstructing America #9: The Politics of Judicial Interpretation: The Federal Courts, Department of Justice, and Civil Rights, 1866-1876
Reconstructing America #9: The Politics of Judicial Interpretation: The Federal Courts, Department of Justice, and Civil Rights, 1866-1876
by Robert J Kaczorowski
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This landmark work of Constitutional and legal history is the leading account of the ways in which federal judges, attorneys, and other law officers defined a new era of civil and political rights in the South and implemented the revolutionary 13th, 14th,... (read more)

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The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America
The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America
by Maury Klein
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In The Power Makers, one of America's most acclaimed historians of business and society offers an epic narrative of his greatest subject yet--the power revolution that transformed American life in the course of the nineteenth century. With consummate... (read more)

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Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion After the Civil War
Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion After the Civil War
by Elizabeth D Leonard
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On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was murdered by John Wilkes Booth, and Secretary of State William H. Seward was brutally stabbed. Clearly a conspiracy was afoot. Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt was put in charge of the investigation and trial. He... (read more)

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Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed the Man Who Broke the Filibuster
Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed the Man Who Broke the Filibuster
by James Grant
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James Grant’s enthralling biography of Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House during one of the most turbulent times in American history—the Gilded Age, the decades before the ascension of reformer President Theodore Roosevelt&#8212... (read more)

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Emma Spaulding Bryant: Civil War Bride, Capetbagger's Wife, Ardent Feminist, Letters 1860-1900 (Reconstructing America)
Emma Spaulding Bryant: Civil War Bride, Capetbagger's Wife, Ardent Feminist, Letters 1860-1900 (Reconstructing America)
by Ruth Douglas Currie
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Emma Spaulding's life might have been the simple story of a nineteenth-century woman in rural Maine. Instead, wooed by the ambitious John Emory Bryant, the Yankee Reconstruction activist and Georgia politician, she became the Civil War bride of a... (read more)

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America 1900: The Turning Point
America 1900: The Turning Point
by Judy Crichton
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The story of this one remarkable year will air as a three-hour documentary on The American Experience in November 1998. In January 1, 1900, as Americans tried to divine the future of the twentieth century, what no one could foresee was that the issues... (read more)

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Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation
Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation
by Deborah Davis
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In this revealing social history, one remarkable White House dinner becomes a lens through which to examine race, politics, and the lives and legacies of two of Americaand#8217;s most iconic figures. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In 1901, President... (read more)

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Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War
Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War
by Nicholas Lemann
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"An arresting piece of popular history." --Sean Wilentz, The New York Times Book Review Nicholas Lemann opens this extraordinary book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia ... (read more)

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John A. Logan, Stalwart Republican From Illinois (Shawnee Classics)
John A. Logan, Stalwart Republican From Illinois (Shawnee Classics)
by James Pickett Jones
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“A splendid witness in 'Reds' looked out at her audience and said, 'If men really wanted to end war, they would have done it long ago.' James P. Jones in Black Jack: John A. Logan and Southern Illinois in the Civil War Era, an account of the Civil... (read more)

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Homeward Bound: The Demobilization of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1865-1866
Homeward Bound: The Demobilization of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1865-1866
by William B Holberton
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Covers all aspects and phases of demobilization including the Grand Review, desertions of soldiers overly eager to return home, repatriation of prisoners of war, and the deferred demobilization of many black troops.... (read more)

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Time Full of Trial: The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony, 1862-1867
Time Full of Trial: The Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony, 1862-1867
by Patricia C Click
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Click tells the story of the Roanoke Island, N.C., freedmen's colony from its contraband-camp beginnings to the conflict over land ownership that led to its demise in 1867.... (read more)

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Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
by Walter Stahr
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andlt;B andgt;The New York Times bestselling biography of Lincolnand#8217;s closest adviser and friend andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor... (read more)

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The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been
The Confederate States of America: What Might Have Been
by Roger L Ransom
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Ransom, a master of historical analysis, follows the consequences of "what if" scenarios surrounding the Civil War over an extended period of time, showing logical and historically valid outcomes of his counterfactuals.... (read more)

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Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (American Political Thought)
Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (American Political Thought)
by Sidney M Milkis
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Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party made the 1912 campaign a passionate contest for the soul of the American people. Promoting an ambitious program of economic, social, and political reform-"New Nationalism"-that posed profound challenges to... (read more)

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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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Stolen Election: Hayes Versus Tilden - 1876
Stolen Election: Hayes Versus Tilden - 1876
by Lloyd Robinson
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A screamingly close presidential election. Allegations of fraud. Democrats and republicans, North and South, black and white--all at loggerheads. With each passing day, the conflict becomes more complex. Hard-eyed political operatives from both parties... (read more)

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Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
by James L Swanson
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In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson—the Edgar® Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt—brings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the thrilling chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson... (read more)

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