American Southern History Products

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

    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 – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge

  • When Rape was Legal

    The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery

    By Rachel Feinstein

    When Rape was Legal is the first book to solely focus on the widespread rape perpetrated against enslaved black women by white men in the United States. The routine practice of sexual violence against enslaved black women by white men, the motivations for this rape, and the legal context that…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • The Routledge History of the American South

    Edited by Maggi M. Morehouse

    The Routledge History of the American South looks at the major themes that have developed in the interdisciplinary field of Southern Studies. With fifteen original essays from experts in their respective fields, the handbook addresses such diverse topics as southern linguistics, music (secular and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Patrick Henry

    Proclaiming a Revolution

    By John Ragosta

    Often referred to as "the voice of the Revolution," Patrick Henry played a vital role in helping to launch the revolt of the American colonies against British rule. An early and compelling Revolutionary orator, Henry played an active part in the debates over the founding of the United States. As a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The First Shots of the American Civil War

    By Wesley Moody

    On April 12, 1861, the long-simmering tensions between the American North and South exploded as Southern troops in the seceding state of South Carolina fired on the Federal forces at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. The battle of Fort Sumter marked the outbreak of Civil War in the United States.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Harriet Tubman

    Slavery, the Civil War, and Civil Rights in the 19th Century

    By Kristen T. Oertel

    Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Tubman was dubbed "Moses" by followers. But abolition and the close of the Civil War…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • A Queer Capital

    A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C.

    By Genny Beemyn

    Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-07
    Routledge

  • Slavery, War, and a New Birth of Freedom

    1840s-1877

    By Jeffrey H. Hacker

    Slavery, War, and a New Birth of Freedom: 1840s-1877, a new title in the six-title series History Through Literature: American Voices, American Themes, provides insights and analysis regarding the history, literature, and cultural climate of the eras of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.…

    Paperback – 2013-11-30
    Routledge
    History Through Literature

  • From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their…

    Paperback – 2013-11-19
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • The Louisiana Purchase

    A Global Context

    By Robert D. Bush

    In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation’s geography and its political future. President Thomas Jefferson had struggled for three years over the purchase, which many…

    Paperback – 2013-10-15
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • The Long Reconstruction

    The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory

    By Frank J. Wetta, Martin A. Novelli

    A century and a half after the Civil War, Americans are still dealing with the legacies of the conflict and Reconstruction, including the many myths and legends spawned by these events. The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory brings together history and…

    Paperback – 2013-09-13
    Routledge

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