Civil War & Reconstruction

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  1. Book ImageKentucky, 1861: Loyalty, State, and Nation

    Nicolas W. Proctor, Margaret Storey

    First Edition

    A new way to learn history—by living itMore

  2. Book ImageLincoln's Selected Writings

    Abraham Lincoln, David S. Reynolds

    Bancroft Prize–winning scholar David S. Reynolds edits and introduces a broad selection of Abraham Lincoln’s writings—from his earliest days through his last.More

  3. Book ImageKilling Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians

    James Welch, Paul Stekler

    The classic account of Custer's Last Stand that shattered the myth of the Little Bighorn and rewrote history books.More

  4. Book ImageThe Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Collection

    William E. Gienapp

    An ample, wide-ranging collection of primary sources, The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Documentary Collection, opens a window onto the political, social, cultural, economic, and military history from 1830 to 1877.More

  5. Book ImageThe Civil War and Reconstruction

    Jean Harvey Baker, David Herbert Donald, Michael F. Holt

    Long considered the standard text in the field, The Civil War and Reconstruction—originally written by James G. Randall and revised by David Donald—is now available in a thoroughly revised new edition prepared by David Donald, Jean H. Baker, and Michael F. Holt.More

  6. Book ImageHis Promised Land: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad

    John P. Parker, Stuart Seely Sprague

    "Surpasses all previous slave narratives…Usually we need to invent our American heroes. With the publication of Parker's extraordinary memoir, we seem to have discovered the genuine article." —Joseph J. Ellis, CivilizationMore

  7. Book ImageBond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge

    Charles B. Dew

    A study of African-American workers empowered and partly liberated by their skills.More

  8. Book ImageYankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen

    William S. McFeely

    The story of a Civil War promise made to slaves—and broken.More

  9. Book ImageThe Political Crisis of the 1850s

    Michael F. Holt

    Professor Holt's book provides a lucid and provocative interpretation of the coming of the Civil War.More

  10. Book ImageThe Idea of a Southern Nation: Southern Nationalists and Southern Nationalism, 1830-1860

    John McCardell

    As the nineteenth century began, the United States was a country in search of definition, of national character. Like other Americans, Southerners found the process of national self-definition urgent and exhilarating.More