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9780061979026 | Harpercollins, December 31, 2075, cover price $7.99

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Product Description: As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett...read more

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9781613730188 | Chicago Review Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Union cavalryman Boston Corbett became a national celebrity after killing John Wilkes Booth, but as details of his odd personality became known, he also became the object of derision.

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9781613736494 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, March 1, 2017), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett.

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Product Description: "The Civil War produced many diaries, but few as appealing and readable as this one." — Publishers Weekly"An altogether exciting and unique, almost priceless documentary." — Library Journal"A tale of adventure, of suspense from beginning to end, of fierce hate and great love, of the incredible callousness of man and the incredible warmth of man — with the added knowledge that 'it really happened...read more

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9780486809045 | Dover Pubns, February 15, 2017, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: "The Civil War produced many diaries, but few as appealing and readable as this one.

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Product Description: What did Abraham Lincoln envision when he talked about "reconstruction?" Assassinated in 1865, the president did not have a chance to begin the work of reconciling the North and South, nor to oversee Reconstruction as an official postwar strategy...read more

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9780190218393 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 2, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: What did Abraham Lincoln envision when he talked about "reconstruction?

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9780190620097 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: What did Abraham Lincoln envision when he talked about "reconstruction?

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Product Description: "If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"―Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln is revered in the USA and throughout the world as a political hero and virtual martyr. He is known as the saviour of the Union, victor in the American Civil War and the Great Emancipator of slaves...read more

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9781780764832 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 30, 2017, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: "If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

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Product Description: A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race“A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book ReviewThroughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs...read more

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9780525428336 | Viking Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race“A lively and informative history.

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Product Description: From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864...read more

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9780618428250 | Houghton Mifflin, April 1, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864.

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Product Description: For 4 million slaves, emancipation was a liberation and resurrection story of biblical proportion, both the clearest example of God's intervention in human history and a sign of the end of days. In this book, Matthew Harper demonstrates how black southerners' theology, in particular their understanding of the end times, influenced nearly every major economic and political decision they made in the aftermath of emancipation...read more

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9781469629360 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: For 4 million slaves, emancipation was a liberation and resurrection story of biblical proportion, both the clearest example of God's intervention in human history and a sign of the end of days.

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Product Description: The true stories of the real nurses on the PBS show Mercy Street The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While the country was at war, these women not only learned to advocate and care for patients in hostile settings, saved countless lives, and changed the profession forever, they regularly fell ill with no one to nurse them in return, seethed in anger at the indifference and inefficiency that left wounded men on the battlefield without care, and all too often mourned for those they could not rescue...read more

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9780316392068 | Back Bay Books, January 10, 2017, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: The true stories of the real nurses on the PBS show Mercy Street The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship.

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9781478910510 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 16, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A look at the lives of the real nurses depicted in the PBS show Mercy Street and their Civil War struggles.

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Product Description: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed “perish from the earth...read more

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9780465029679 | Basic Books, December 30, 2014, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation.

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9780465096978 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, January 10, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation.

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Product Description: In December 1860, South Carolinians voted to abandon the Union, sparking the deadliest war in American history. Led by a proslavery movement that viewed Abraham Lincoln’s place at the helm of the federal government as a real and present danger to the security of the South, southerners―both slaveholders and nonslaveholders―willingly risked civil war by seceding from the United States...read more

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9780807164358 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, January 3, 2017, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: In December 1860, South Carolinians voted to abandon the Union, sparking the deadliest war in American history.

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Product Description: The Elizabeth Keckley Reader: Volume Two--Artistry, Culture & Commerce, edited by Sheila Smith McKoy, expands on the Elizabeth Keckley Reader series inspired by the remarkable life of Elizabeth Keckley. A slave in Hillsborough, NC, Keckley went on to buy her freedom...read more
By Sheila Smith McKoy (editor)

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9780997314441 | Eno Pub Co, January 2, 2017, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: The Elizabeth Keckley Reader: Volume Two--Artistry, Culture & Commerce, edited by Sheila Smith McKoy, expands on the Elizabeth Keckley Reader series inspired by the remarkable life of Elizabeth Keckley.
9780989609258 | Eno Pub Co, June 2, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The Elizabeth Keckley Reader: Volume One--Writing Self, Writing Nation, edited by Sheila Smith McKoy, offers a collection of essays and other works inspired by the life of Elizabeth Keckley, a slave in Hillsborough, North Carolina, who eventually bought her freedom.

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Product Description: Recruited as sharpshooters and clothed in distinctive uniforms with green trim, the hand-picked regiment of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was renowned and admired far and wide. The only New Jersey regiment to reenlist for the duration of the Civil War at the close of its initial three-year term, the Ninth saw action in forty-two battles and engagements across three states...read more

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9781612348070 | Potomac Books Inc, January 1, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Recruited as sharpshooters and clothed in distinctive uniforms with green trim, the hand-picked regiment of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was renowned and admired far and wide.

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Product Description: The 116 is the definitive account of the Frontier Guard who defended President Lincoln from a kidnapping and assassination plot in the opening days of the Civil War. Based on more than 500 original sources discovered at the Library of Congress, The 116 delves into the lives of these 116 men and their charismatic leader—Kansas "free state" advocate and lawyer Jim Lane...read more

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9781634251952 | Amer Bar Assn, December 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The 116 is the definitive account of the Frontier Guard who defended President Lincoln from a kidnapping and assassination plot in the opening days of the Civil War.

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“When Lincoln took office, in March 1861, the national government had no power to touch slavery in the states where it existed. Lincoln understood this, and said as much in his first inaugural address, noting: ‘I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists.’” How, then, asks Paul Finkelman in the introduction to Lincoln, Congress, and Emancipation, did Lincoln—who personally hated slavery—lead the nation through the Civil War to January 1865, when Congress passed the constitutional amendment that ended slavery outright?The essays in this book examine the route Lincoln took to achieve emancipation and how it is remembered both in the United States and abroad. The ten contributors—all on the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship on Lincoln and the Civil War—push our understanding of this watershed moment in US history in new directions. They present wide-ranging contributions to Lincoln studies, including a parsing of the sixteenth president’s career in Congress in the 1840s and a brilliant critique of the historical choices made by Steven Spielberg and writer Tony Kushner in the movie Lincoln, about the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.As a whole, these classroom-ready readings provide fresh and essential perspectives on Lincoln’s deft navigation of constitutional and political circumstances to move emancipation forward.Contributors: L. Diane Barnes, Jenny Bourne, Michael Burlingame, Orville Vernon Burton, Seymour Drescher, Paul Finkelman, Amy S. Greenberg, James Oakes, Beverly Wilson Palmer, Matthew Pinsker
By Donald R. Kennon (editor)

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9780821422274 | Ohio Univ Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $45.00

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9780821422281 | Reprint edition (Ohio Univ Pr, December 15, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: “When Lincoln took office, in March 1861, the national government had no power to touch slavery in the states where it existed.

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Product Description: Slavery on the Periphery traces the rise and fall of chattel slavery on the Kansas-Missouri border from the earliest years of American settlement through the Civil War, exploring how its presence shaped life on this critical geographical, political, and social fault line...read more

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9780820350509 | Univ of Georgia Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Slavery on the Periphery traces the rise and fall of chattel slavery on the Kansas-Missouri border from the earliest years of American settlement through the Civil War, exploring how its presence shaped life on this critical geographical, political, and social fault line.

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Product Description: In the summer of 1862, as Union morale ebbed low with home front division over war costs, coming emancipation, and demoralizing battlefield losses, 24-year-old William White Dorr enlisted as a lieu- tenant in the 121st Pennsylvania Volunteers, a new Union regiment organizing in Philadelphia...read more

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9781606352861 | Kent State Univ Pr, November 30, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In the summer of 1862, as Union morale ebbed low with home front division over war costs, coming emancipation, and demoralizing battlefield losses, 24-year-old William White Dorr enlisted as a lieu- tenant in the 121st Pennsylvania Volunteers, a new Union regiment organizing in Philadelphia.

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Product Description: Writing in 1935 in his brilliant and brooding Black Reconstruction, W. E. B. Du Bois lamented America’s post–Civil War era as a missed opportunity to reconstruct the war-torn nation in deed as well as in word. “If the Reconstruction of the Southern states, from slavery to free labor, and from aristocracy to industrial democracy, had been conceived as a major national program of America, whose accomplishment at any price was well worth the effort,” wrote Du Bois, “we should be living today in a different world...read more
By John David Smith (editor)

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9781606352922 | Kent State Univ Pr, November 30, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Writing in 1935 in his brilliant and brooding Black Reconstruction, W.

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Product Description: In 1865, after four tumultuous years of fighting, Americans welcomed the opportunity to return to a life of normalcy. President Abraham Lincoln issued his emancipation decree in January 1863 and had set the stage for what he hoped would be a smooth transition from war to peace with the announcement of his reconstruction program in December 1863 and with his call of “malice toward none and charity for all” in his Second Inaugural Address in March 1865...read more

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9781606352694 | Kent State Univ Pr, November 30, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In 1865, after four tumultuous years of fighting, Americans welcomed the opportunity to return to a life of normalcy.

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Product Description: A resident historian’s reflections on the Civil War’s most famous battle The Gettysburg Campaign and its culminating battle have generated more than their share of analysis and published works. In My Gettys­burg, Civil War scholar and twenty-six-year Gettysburg resident Mark Snell goes beyond the campaign itself to explore the “culture” of the battlefield...read more

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9781606352939 | Kent State Univ Pr, November 30, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A resident historian’s reflections on the Civil War’s most famous battle The Gettysburg Campaign and its culminating battle have generated more than their share of analysis and published works.

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Product Description: One was a father who worried about his fellow soldiers' swearing. Another hoped to enter Harvard College. The third was a farmer whose letters home depict the later stages of the war. The fourth had turned to boot making when he did not inherit land...read more

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9781625342478 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 30, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: One was a father who worried about his fellow soldiers' swearing.

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9781625342485 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 30, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: One was a father who worried about his fellow soldiers' swearing.

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Product Description: On the hot Sunday afternoon of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer decided to go for broke. After dividing his famed 7th Cavalry, he ordered his senior officer, Major Marcus A. Reno, to strike the southern end of the vast Indian encampment along the Little Bighorn River, while Custer would launch a bold flank attack to hit the village's northern end...read more

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9781634508001 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, November 29, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: On the hot Sunday afternoon of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer decided to go for broke.

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Product Description: The Civil War experiences of Albert C. Ellithorpe, a Caucasian Union Army officer commanding the tri-racial First Indian Home Guards, illuminate remarkable and understudied facets of campaigning west of the Mississippi River. Major Ellithorpe’s unit―comprised primarily of refugee Muscogee Creek and Seminole Indians and African Americans who served as interpreters―fought principally in Arkansas and Indian Territory, isolated from the larger currents of the Civil War...read more
By M. Jane Johansson (editor)

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9780807163580 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The Civil War experiences of Albert C.

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