History: American Civil War and Reconstruction

  • The Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War book cover

    The Antebellum Press

    Setting the Stage for Civil War, 1st Edition

    Edited by David B. Sachsman, Gregory A. Borchard

    The Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War reveals the critical role of journalism in the years leading up to America’s deadliest conflict by exploring the events that foreshadowed and, in some ways, contributed directly to the outbreak of war. This collection of scholarly essays traces…

    Paperback – 2019-06-28 
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  • The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War book cover

    The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War

    1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Davis

    In 1864, Union soldier Charles George described a charge into battle by General Phil Sheridan: "Such a picture of earnestness and determination I never saw as he showed as he came in sight of the battle field . . . What a scene for a painter!" These words proved prophetic, as Sheridan’s desperate…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
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  • The Civil War and Slavery Reconsidered: Negotiating the Peripheries book cover

    The Civil War and Slavery Reconsidered

    Negotiating the Peripheries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura R. Sandy, Marie S. Molloy

    Following the suggestion of the historian Peter Parish, these essays probe "the edges" of slavery and the sectional conflict. The authors seek to recover forgotten stories, exceptional cases and contested identities to reveal the forces that shaped America, in the era of "the Long Civil War," c…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
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    Routledge Advances in American History

  • Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence: War as Action, 1775-1860 book cover

    Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence

    War as Action, 1775-1860, 1st Edition

    By Martin Holtz

    This book argues that the negotiation of agency is central not only to the experience of war but also to its representation in cultural expressions, ranging from a notion of disablement, expressed in victimization, immobilization, traumatization, and death, to enablement, expressed in the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-21
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • His Truth is Marching On: African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877 book cover

    His Truth is Marching On

    African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877, 1st Edition

    By Clara Merritt DeBoer

    This title, first published in 1995, explores the history of the American Missionary Association (AMA) – an abolitionist group founded in New York in 1846, whose primary focus was to abolish slavery, to promote racial equality and Christian values and to educate African Americans. This title will…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17
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    Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926

  • Indigenous Histories of the American South during the Long Nineteenth Century book cover

    Indigenous Histories of the American South during the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gregory D. Smithers

    Native Southerners lived in vibrant societies, rich in tradition and cultural sophistication, for thousands of years before the arrival of European colonization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Over the ensuing centuries, Native Southerners adapted to the presence of Europeans,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
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  • Black Boston: African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860 book cover

    Black Boston

    African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860, 1st Edition

    By George A. Levesque

    Between the Revolution and the Civil War, non-slave black Americans existed in the no-man’s land between slavery and freedom. The two generations defined by these two titanic struggles for national survival saw black Bostonians struggle to make real the quintessential values of individual freedom…

    Hardback – 2018-01-22
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    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America book cover

    The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Daniel Wells

    The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America provides an important overview of the main themes within the study of the long nineteenth century. The book explores major currents of research over the past few decades to give an up-to-date synthesis of nineteenth-century history. It shows how…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19
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    Routledge Histories

  • Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking book cover

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings

    New Ways of Looking, 1st Edition

    By Wendy N. E. Ikemoto

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05
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    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War: A History in Documents book cover

    The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War

    A History in Documents, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert R. Mathisen

    In recent years, the intersection of religion and the American Civil War has been the focus of a growing area of scholarship. However, primary sources on this subject are housed in many different archives and libraries scattered across the U.S., and are often difficult to find. The Routledge…

    Paperback – 2017-03-14
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  • The Unfinished Exhibition: Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of the Civil War in Centennial America book cover

    The Unfinished Exhibition

    Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of the Civil War in Centennial America, 1st Edition

    By Susanna W. Gold

    The Centennial decade was an era of ambivalence, the United States still unresolved about the incomprehensible damage it had wrought over four years of Civil War, and why. Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition -- a spectacular international event celebrating one hundred years of American…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
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  • A House Divided: The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America book cover

    A House Divided

    The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Daniel Wells

    Consolidating one of the most complex and multi-faceted eras in American History, this new edition of Jonathan Wells’s A House Divided unifies the broad and varied scholarship on the American Civil War. Amassing a variety of research, this accessible and readable text introduces readers to both the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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