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Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civ

By: CIvil/Dew, Charles B.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: UNIV OF VIRGINIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780813921044

ISBN: 081392104X

Condition: USED


In late 1860 and early 1861, state-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: to persuade the political leadership and the citizenry of the uncommitted slave states to join in the effort to destroy the Union and forge a new Southern nation.Directly refuting the neo-Confederate contention that slavery was neither the reason for secession nor the catalyst for the resulting onset of hostilities in 1861, Charles B. Dew finds in the commissioners' brutally candid rhetoric a stark white supremacist ideology ... View more info

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Struggle for the Heartland: The Campaigns from Fort Henry to Corinth (Great Camp

By: Civil/Engle, Stephen D

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 0803218184

ISBN: 0803218184

Condition: USED


"Struggle for the Heartland" tells the story surrounding the military campaign that began in early 1862 with the advance to Fort Henry and culminated in late May with the capture of Corinth, Mississippi. The first significant Northern penetration into the Confederate west, this campaign saw the military coming-of-age of Ulysses S. Grant and offered a hint as to where the Federals might win the war. For the South, it dashed any hopes of avoiding a protracted conflict. Stephen D. Engle colors in the details that bring great clarity and new life to the scene of these battles as well as to the soc... View more info

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Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

By: Civil/Faust, Drew

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PR:

Seller ID: 9780807855737

ISBN: 0807855731

Condition: USED


When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain. Faust chronicles the clash of the old and the new within a group that was at once the beneficiary and the victim of the social order of the Old South. View more info

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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

By: Civil/Faust, Drew Gilpin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/28/2012

Seller ID: 9780375703836

ISBN: 0375703837

Condition: USED


More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, nurses, northern... View more info

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How to Lose the Civil War: Military Mistakes of the War Between the States

By: Civil/Fawcett, Bill

Price: $4.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS:

Seller ID: 9780061807275

ISBN: 0061807273

Condition: USED


A fascinating and fact-filled collection of the greatest and dumbest missteps of America's bloodiest conflictFor four years in the middle of the nineteenth century, brother fought brother on American soil. No American war ever had higher stakes than, or changed a nation as profoundly as, the terrible conflict between the Union and the Confederacy. A dark historical panorama populated by a remarkable cast of colorful characters, the War Between the States was indelibly marked by both brilliant military maneuvers and mind-boggling battlefield blunders that gravely threatened the continuati... View more info

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Disease In the Public Mind

By: Civil/Fleming, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 4/4/2014

Seller ID: 9780306821264

ISBN: 0306821265

Condition: USED


By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a "holy martyr" in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners long predated their objections to slavery. They were convinced that New England, whose spokesmen had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern "slavocrats" like Thomas Jefferson. This malevolent envy exacerbated the South's greatest fear: a race war. Jefferson's cry, "We are truly to be pitied," summe... View more info

Mine Run to Meridian

By: Civil/Foote, Shelby

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/3/2017

Seller ID: 0783501080

ISBN: 0783501080

Condition: USED


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Civil War: Fort Sumter To Perryville

By: Civil/Foote, Shelby

Price: $8.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 3/12/2014

Seller ID: 9780394746234

ISBN: 0394746236

Condition: USED


"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, character and a new atmosphere of the Civil War, and at the same time a narrative of unflagging power. Eloquent proof that an historian should be a writer above all else." --Burke Davis "This is historical writing at its best.... It can hardly be surpassed." --"Library Journal" "Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War, as thous... View more info

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Confederate War

By: Civil/Gallagher, Gary W.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674160569

ISBN: 0674160568

Condition: USED


If one is to believe contemporary historians, the South never had a chance. Many allege that the Confederacy lost the Civil War because of internal division or civilian disaffection; others point to flawed military strategy or ambivalence over slavery. But, argues distinguished historian Gary Gallagher, we should not ask why the Confederacy collapsed so soon but rather how it lasted so long. In "The Confederate War" he reexamines the Confederate experience through the actions and words of the people who lived it to show how the home front responded to the war, endured great hardships, and asse... View more info

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Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War

By: Civil/Gardner, Alexander

Price: $5.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 11/5/2009

Seller ID: 0486227316

ISBN: 0486227316

Condition: USED


Mathew Brady's chief photographer during the early days of the Civil War, Gardner produced unforgettable pictures, among them Union troops in battle, Lincoln at Antietam, the ruins of Richmond, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox. One hundred of the greatest war pictures ever taken, this collection is also a dramatic record of American history. View more info

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General Lee's Army

By: Civil/Glatthaar, Joseph T.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 7/14/2011

Seller ID: 9780684827872

ISBN: 0684827875

Condition: USED


"You would be surprised to see what men we have in the ranks," Virginia cavalryman Thomas Rowland informed his mother in May 1861, just after joining the Army of Northern Virginia. His army -- General Robert E. Lee's army -- was a surprise to almost everyone: With daring early victories and an invasion into the North, they nearly managed to convince the North to give up the fight. Even in 1865, facing certain defeat after the loss of 30,000 men, a Louisiana private fighting in Lee's army still had hope. "I must not despair," he scribbled in his diary. "Lee will bring order out of chaos, and wi... View more info

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1861: The Civil War Awakening

By: Civil/Goodheart, Adam

Price: $6.50

Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF:

Seller ID: 9781400040155

ISBN: 1400040159

Condition: USED


As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, "1861" presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began. "1861" is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to reject their parents' faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of an ideal. It set Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. The book introduces us to a heretofore little-known cast of Civil War h... View more info

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor

By: Civil/Groene, Bertram Hawthorn

Price: $5.50

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780895870551

ISBN: 089587055X

Condition: USED


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American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare: Ideas, Organization, and F

By: Civil/Hagerman, Edward

Price: $9.00

Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780253207159

ISBN: 0253207150

Condition: USED


..". a major contribution to our knowledge of the place of the Civil War in the history of warfare.... I have long hoped for a sound history of Civil War military staffs... I need hope no more; Hagerman has covered this subject also, with the same assured expertness that he gives to tactics and technology." --Russell F. Weigley..". this fine book deserves a place on the shelves of all military historians in this country and abroad." --American Historical Review..". a first rate book... impressive... an imposing work... " --Journal of American History"This book is filled with enligh... View more info

Battle of Gettysburg

By: Civil/Haskell, Frank Aretas

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 99847498

ISBN: 99847498

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Civil War in 50 Objects

By: Civil/Holzer, Harold

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780670014637

ISBN: 067001463X

Condition: USED


The American companion to "A History of the World in 100 Objects" A fresh, visual perspective on the Civil War From a soldier's diary with the pencil still attached to John Brown's pike, the Emancipation Proclamation, a Confederate Palmetto flag, and the leaves from Abraham Lincoln's bier, here is a unique and surprisingly intimate look at the Civil War. Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer sheds new light on the war by examining fifty objects from the New-York Historical Society's acclaimed collection. A daguerreotype of an elderly, dignified ex-slave, whose unblinking stare still mesmeriz... View more info

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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

By: Civil/Horwitz, Tony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 11/2/2013

Seller ID: 9780805091533

ISBN: 080509153X

Condition: USED


A "New York Times" Notable Book for 2011A "Library Journal "Top Ten Best Books of 2011A "Boston Globe" Best Nonfiction Book of 2011Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody warPlotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. But few Americans know the true story of the men and women who launched a desperate strike at the slaveholding South. Now, "Midnight Rising "portrays Brown's uprising in vivid color, revealing a country on the... View more info

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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

By: Civil/Horwitz, Tony

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PICADOR: 2/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780312429263

ISBN: 0312429266

Condition: USED


A "New York Times" Notable Book for 2011A "Library Journal "Top Ten Best Books of 2011A "Boston Globe" Best Nonfiction Book of 2011Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown launched a surprise raid on the slaveholding South. Leading a biracial band of militant idealists, he seized the massive armory at Harpers Ferry, freed and armed slaves, and vowed to liberate every bondsman in America.Brown's daring strike sparked a savage street fight and a counterattack by U.S. Marines under Robert E. Lee. The bloodshed and court drama that followed also shocked a divided nation and pro... View more info

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Sultana

By: Civil/Huffman, Alan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 8/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780061470547

ISBN: 0061470546

Condition: USED


A powerful account of a surprisingly forgotten tragedy of the Civil War A stunning wartime account of human endurance and adventure, and an exploration of just how much the human body and mind can take, Sultana follows several young Union soldiers through the Civil War and what was, for them, its unimaginably disastrous aftermath. We see them enlist and then almost immediately be plunged into a cascading series of wartime horrors: Battle, trauma, prison camp, and, finally, the sinking of the Sultana, the steamboat that was taking them back home. On an April night in 1865, the Sultana ... View more info

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Nathan Bedford Forest

By: Civil/Hurst, Jack

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 7/6/2013

Seller ID: 9780679748304

ISBN: 067974830X

Condition: USED


Amid the aristocratic ranks of the Confederate cavalry, Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored, all but unlettered, and regarded as no more than a guerrilla. His tactic was the headlong charge, mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a " devil" who should " be hunted down and killed if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts the treasury." And in a war in which officers prided themselves on their decorum, Forrest habitually issued surrender-or-die ultimatums to the enemy and often intimidated his own superiors. After being in command at the notori... View more info