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Turning Points--Actual and Alternate Histories: A House Divided During the Civil War Era (Turning Pointsqactual and Alternate Histories)
Turning Points--Actual and Alternate Histories: A House Divided During the Civil War Era (Turning Pointsqactual and Alternate Histories)
by Rodney P. Carlisle And J. Geoffrey Golson.
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In colorful, readable prose, this volume provides a full history of the Civil War—including John Brown's raid; the story of the Confederate States of America; the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg; Sherman's March to the Sea; the... (read more)

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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
by James Bradley
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On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War. What he discovered shocked him. In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his... (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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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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Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man
by Walter Stahr
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From one of our most acclaimed new biographers- the first full life of the leader of Lincolns “team of rivals” to appear in more than forty years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century... (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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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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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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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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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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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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Morgan: American Financier
Morgan: American Financier
by Jean Strouse
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History has remembered J. Pierpont Morgan as a complex and contradictory figure, part robber baron and part patron saint. Now this magisterial biography, based extensively on new material, draws a definitive, full-scale portrait of Morgan's tumultuous... (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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From The Old Diplomacy to The New, 1865-1900 (American History Series)
From The Old Diplomacy to The New, 1865-1900 (American History Series)
by Robert L Beisner
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Historians have long argued about the nature of the changes that occurred in American foreign policy at the turn of the century, and whether those changes represented an abrupt break from the past or the culmination of long-term trends. Beisner addresses... (read more)

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Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier
Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier
by Linda Peavy
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During the last half of the nineteenth century, thousands of men went west in search of gold, land, or adventure-leaving their wives to handle family, farm, and business affairs on their own. The experiences of these westering men have long been a part... (read more)

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1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs-The Election That Changed the Country
1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs-The Election That Changed the Country
by James Chace
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Four extraordinary men sought the presidency in 1912. Theodore Roosevelt was the charismatic and still wildly popular former president who sought to redirect the Republican Party toward a more nationalistic, less materialistic brand of conservatism and... (read more)

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Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919
Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919
by Ann Hagedorn
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In this timely book, an acclaimed author examines America in the watershed year 1919, a time when the nation's struggles eerily resembled our problems today. of photos.... (read more)

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The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (Chicago History of American Civilization)
The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (Chicago History of American Civilization)
by Samuel P Hays
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In this new edition, Samuel P. Hays expands the scope of his pioneering account of the ways in which Americans reacted to industrialism during its early years from 1885 to 1914. Hays now deepens his coverage of cultural transformations in a study well... (read more)

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