19th Century

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The American Civil War (1861–1865) falls between the two most hideous Supreme Court decisions related to race relations. In 1857, just before the Civil war started, Dred Scott v.

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Keep the Days tells the histories of these Civil War works as individual lives, social history, and literature, not as chronicles of battles, god

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“In This Grand Experiment, Jessica Ziparo tells the history of female federal employees in Washington, DC, 1861–1865, ‘an important but overlooked

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The history of the United States is still full of topics yet to be researched, explored, and revealed in book or other form.

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Newspaper editor John O’Sullivan is generally credited with the development of, if not necessarily coining, the expression Manifest Destiny, the notion or idea that the United States of America sho

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“a timely and thorough story without hyperbole or histrionics of this controversial chapter in American history. . .”

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For those who enjoy reading a well-told tale of historical nonfiction, this could be that story. But be forewarned that it comes with at least two caveats to be explained below.

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Among historians certainly, it has been axiomatic that control of the authority and power of the Federal government was maintained by the so-called Southern plantation aristocracy for the first 75

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“[S]he wrote, ‘I do not desire ecstatic, disembodied sainthood . . . I would be human, and American, and a woman.’”

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History as documented through the image has a short historiography. Until recently, even the nobility lacked multiple images or sometimes any likeness at all.

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“. . . assured and compelling. . . . fascinating and perceptive . . .”

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“. . . very helpful in understanding Lincoln’s attitude as politician and as president toward race.”

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H. Donald Winkler has researched the lives of nineteen daring women who changed the outcome of Civil War battles.