American Civil War and Reconstruction Products

  • The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge

  • A House Divided

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

    By Jonathan Daniel Wells

    Consolidating one of the most complex and multifaceted eras in American History, this new edition of Jonathan Wells’ 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 – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge

  • His Truth is Marching On

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926

  • Bleeding Kansas

    Slavery, Sectionalism, and Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border

    By Michael Woods

    Between 1854 and 1861, the struggle between pro-and anti-slavery factions over Kansas Territory captivated Americans nationwide and contributed directly to the Civil War. Combining political, social, and military history, Bleeding Kansas contextualizes and analyzes prewar and wartime clashes in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-21 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • The California Gold Rush

    The Stampede that Changed the World

    By Mark A. Eifler

    In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • 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

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Civil War Soldier, Supreme Court Justice

    By Susan-Mary Grant

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was one of the most influential jurists of his time. From the antebellum era and the Civil War through the First World War and into the New Deal years, Holmes' long life and career as a Supreme Court Justice spanned an eventful period of American history, as the country…

    Paperback – 2015-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • 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

  • Mary Lincoln

    Southern Girl, Northern Woman

    By Stacy Pratt McDermott

    One of America’s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm…

    Paperback – 2015-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War

    A History in Documents

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
    Routledge

  • Transforming Civil War Prisons

    Lincoln, Lieber, and the Politics of Captivity

    By Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins

    During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union prisons reached 56,000 by the end of the war. In an…

    Paperback – 2014-08-14
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • The Fort Pillow Massacre

    North, South, and the Status of African Americans in the Civil War Era

    By Bruce Tap

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle was insignificant from a strategic standpoint, the…

    Paperback – 2013-10-28
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

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