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Indiana's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Richard F. Nation & Stephen E. Towne Ohio University Press (September 15, 2009)

Indiana's War is a primary source collection featuring the writings of Indiana's citizens during the Civil War era. Using private letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other original sources, the...


Kansas's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Pearl T. Ponce Ohio University Press (January 28, 2011)

When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Kansas was in a unique position. Although it had been a state for mere weeks, its residents were already intimately acquainted with civil strife. Since its organization...


Amy Levy: Critical Essays

by Naomi Hetherington & Nadia Valman Ohio University Press (April 06, 2010)

Amy Levy has risen to prominence in recent years as one of the most innovative and perplexing writers of her generation. Embraced by feminist scholars for her radical experimentation with queer poetic voice...


A Splendid Little War

by Derek Robinson MacLehose Press (May 06, 2014)

The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to...


When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán, 1876-1916

by Patricia Juarez–Dappe Ohio University Press (March 06, 2010)

Two tropical commodities-coffee and sugar-dominated Latin American export economies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán,...


Slavery and Reform in West Africa: Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Senegal and the Gold Coast

by Trevor R. Getz Ohio University Press (April 20, 2004)

A series of transformations, reforms, and attempted abolitions of slavery form a core narrative of nineteenth-century coastal West Africa. As the region's role in Atlantic commercial networks underwent a gradual...


The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette

by John Muir & Richard F. Fleck WestWinds Press (September 15, 2014)

John Muir agreed in 1881 to sail aboard the Corwin, whose fruitless mission it was to search for the missing scientific research vessel Jeannette, which itself became icebound while exploring the distant and...


The Concession of Évora Monte: The Failure of Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Portugal

by Ron B. Thomson Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this.


Texas Rising

by Stephen L. Moore William Morrow (May 12, 2015)

The official nonfiction companion to HISTORY’s dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas...


Inventing Scrooge

by Carlo Devito Cider Mill Press (September 30, 2014)

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens created the story...


Waterloo

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (May 05, 2015)

#1 Bestseller in the U.K.

From the New York Times bestselling author and master of martial fiction comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction...


Smyrna, September 1922

by Lou Ureneck Ecco (May 12, 2015)

The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians—a tale of bravery, morality,...


Ohio's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Christine Dee Ohio University Press (June 20, 2014)

In 1860, Ohio was among the most influential states in the nation. As the third-most-populous state and the largest in the middle west, it embraced those elements that were in concert-but also at odds-in American...


The Victorian City

by Judith Flanders St. Martin's Press (July 15, 2014)

From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.

The nineteenth century...


James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire

by Edward P. Crapol Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 1999)

In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire, author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines...


Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Architectural Plans, Details and Elements: With 1880 Line Drawings of Arches, Domes, Doorways, Facades, Gables, Win

by John Theodore Haneman Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Sourcebook of inspiration for architects, designers, others. 1880 line drawings on 70 plates. Bibliography. Captions.


Specimen Days & Collect

by Walt Whitman Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Diaries, notes and essays dealing with Whitman's ancestry, boyhood, Civil War experiences, nature, literary subjects and more.


The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

by J. W. Powell Dover Publications (November 29, 2012)

Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.


The Theory of the Leisure Class

by Thorstein Veblen Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Classic of economic and social theory offers satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many standards of taste, education, dress,...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


Transatlantic Travels in Nineteenth-Century Latin America: European Women Pilgrims

by Adriana Méndez Rodenas Bucknell University Press (December 12, 2013)

This book studies the travel accounts of five “lady travelers” to Mexico, the Southern Cone, Brazil, and the Caribbean. As eye-witness accounts, their books record the rise of independent republics in Spanish...


The Enduring Relevance of Robert E. Lee: The Ideological Warfare Underpinning the American Civil War

by Marshall L. DeRosa Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

While many people believed that the Confederate States of America was doomed to failure from the start because it was essentially an impracticable theory, Robert E. Lee claimed it was not the government but...


Liberty and Liberticide: The Role of America in Nineteenth-Century British Radicalism

by Michael J. Turner Lexington Books (November 15, 2013)

Liberty and Liberticide focuses on the influence America exerted over the ideas and activities of nineteenth-century British radicals. While some looked on America as the model of liberty, others associated...


Hell Riders

by Terry Brighton Henry Holt and Co. (December 10, 2013)

On the 150th anniversary of the world's most famous cavalry charge comes a revisionist retelling of the battle based on firsthand accounts from the soldiers who fought there

In October 1854, with the Crimean...


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E. Raugh Jr. Scarecrow Press (May 02, 2008)

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...


Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life and Times

by Ann Covell Hamilton Books (February 12, 2013)

This book offers insight into the life of Jane Appleton, wife of President Franklin Pierce. Through family letters and anecdotes, it details Jane’s complex life and family history. This book also reveals the...


The Famine Ships

by Edward Laxton Henry Holt and Co. (November 05, 2013)

Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed...


Stealing Things: Theft and the Author in Nineteenth-Century France

by Rosemary A. Peters Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

Stealing Things demonstrates how nineteenth-century French narratives portraying the “thief” figure reflect and critique popular attitudes of the times. This book focuses on how stolen objects shape individual...


The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898

by Bartholomew Sparrow, Sanford Levinson, Paul Kens & William W. Freehling et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 28, 2005)

In this long overdue collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine the role that the Louisiana Purchase...


The Human Tradition in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present

by Cora Granata & Cheryl A. Koos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

This engaging and humanizing text traces the development of Europe since the mid-eighteenth century through the lives of people of the time. Capturing key moments, themes, and events in the continent's turbulent...


The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A World History Perspective

by Timothy H. Parsons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 1999)

Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition...


The Flames of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, July-December 1813

by Richard Feltoe Dundurn (May 13, 2013)

This third volume in the six-part series Upper Canada Preserved - War of 1812 recounts the dramatic and destructive campaigns in the last six months of 1813 as the Americans continued their remounted attack...


Waterloo

by Andrew Roberts HarperCollins (February 15, 2011)

June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon...


The Invention of Murder

by Judith Flanders St. Martin's Press (July 23, 2013)

"Superb... Flanders's convincing and smart synthesis of the evolution of an official police force, fictional detectives, and real-life cause célèbres will appeal to devotees of true crime and detective fiction...


Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps

by Romulus Hillsborough Tuttle Publishing (June 25, 2013)

Shinsengumi: The Shogun's last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun.

The only book in English about the Shinsengumi,...


The Boy Travellers in Australasia

by Thomas W. Knox Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1971)

Travel to distant, exotic places with this classic travel book.

This digital edition containing 538 pages and about the same number of fascinating illustrations, has everything the armchair traveler could wish...


The Stolen Election

by Lloyd Robinson Tom Doherty Associates (May 04, 2001)

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...


Morley of Blackburn: A Literary and Political Biography of John Morley

by Patrick Jackson Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (May 18, 2012)

This literary and political biography of John Morley, famous in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as an editor, writer, and statesman, utilizes diaries, letters and journals that were previously...


The Pendulum of War: The Fight for Upper Canada, January-August 1813

by Richard Feltoe Dundurn (January 14, 2013)

The second of six books in the series Upper Canada Preserved - War of 1812 tells of the events of 1813, such as the U.S. attack on York (today's Toronto), the Battles of Stoney Creek, Fort George, and Beaver...


The Year Without Summer

by William K. Klingaman & Nicholas P. Klingaman St. Martin's Press (February 26, 2013)

Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history

In the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping...


Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812

by Stuart L. Butler UPA (December 21, 2012)

This book describes historical events in Virginia during the War of 1812, looking specifically at how Virginia’s militia was organized, supplied, and financed by the Commonwealth. It discusses the militia’s...


All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship

by Kathryn Miles Free Press (January 08, 2013)

All Standing The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship recounts the journeys of this famous ship, her heroic crew, and the immigrants who were ferried between Ireland and North...


A Very Different Age

by Steven J. Diner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 1997)

The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods,...


Building Jerusalem

by Tristram Hunt Henry Holt and Co. (December 26, 2006)

From Manchester's deadly cotton works to London's literary salons, a brilliant exploration of how the Victorians created the modern city

Since Charles Dickens first described Coketown in Hard Times, the nineteenth-century...


The Famine Plot

by Tim Pat Coogan St. Martin's Press (November 27, 2012)

During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated,...


The Longest Fight

by William Gildea Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 19, 2012)

Many people came to Goldfield, Nevada, America's last gold-rush town, to seek their fortune. However, on a searing summer day in September 1906, they came not to strike it rich but to watch what would become...


1831

by Louis P. Masur Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2002)

1776, 1861, 1929. Any high-school student should know what these years meant to American history. But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed...


Give Your Heart to the Hawks

by Win Blevins Tom Doherty Associates (November 29, 2005)

Stunningly portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Golden Globe Award-winning and twelve-time Academy Award nominated film The Revenant, mountain man Hugh Glass’s harrowing journey 300 miles to civilization...


American Reformers, 1815-1860, Revised Edition

by Ronald G. Walters Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 31, 1997)

For this new edition of American Reformers 1815-1860, Ronald G. Walters has amplified and updated his exploration of the fervent and diverse outburst of reform energy that shaped American history in the early...


The Artificial River

by Carol Sheriff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 1997)

The story of the Eric Canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol...