American Southern History Products

  • 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 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

  • Slavery, War, and a New Birth of Freedom


    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
    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
    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
    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

  • Jim Crow Citizenship

    Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy

    By Marek D. Steedman

    In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of…

    Paperback – 2012-12-05
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Civil War Era Biographies

    By John D Wright

    Behind the familiar names of the military and political leaders whose names we all know--Lincoln, Davis, Lee, Grant, Sherman, and Jackson, are the people whose lives and hard work defined the Civil War era: abolitionists, slaves, inventors, manufacturers, painters, lawyers, writers, spies,…

    Hardback – 2012-11-07

  • The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

    The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry

    By Melissa A. Walker

    The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the Patriot cause…

    Paperback – 2012-10-16
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Frederick Douglass

    Reformer and Statesman

    By L. Diane Barnes

    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in February, 1818. From these humble beginnings, Douglass went on to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He was the most prominent African American activist of the…

    Paperback – 2012-08-27
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • A House Divided

    The Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America

    By Jonathan Daniel Wells

    The Civil War is one of the most defining eras of American history, and much has been written on every aspect of the war. The volume of material available is daunting, especially when a student is trying to grasp the overall themes of the period. Jonathan Wells has distilled the war down into…

    Paperback – 2011-11-17

  • The Civil Rights Movement

    Revised Edition

    By Bruce J. Dierenfield

    The civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in American history. This book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary African-Americans overcame long odds to dethrone segregation, to exercise the right to vote and to improve…

    Paperback – 2008-07-17
    Seminar Studies

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