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Mississippi in the Civil War

In Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front, Timothy B. Smith examines Mississippi's Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. From without, the Union army dismantled the state's political ...

Witness to Reconstruction

Edited by Kathleen Diffley
Categories: History

In the wake of the Civil War, Constance Fenimore Woolson became one of the first northern observers to linger in the defeated states from Virginia to Florida. Born in New Hampshire in 1840 and raised ...

Warring Fictions

By Jim Neilson
Categories: History

Although the Vietnam conflict ended two decades ago, a fierce cultural war over how its literature is to be perceived continues to be waged. Warring Fictions charges American critics with twenty years ...

Confederates in the Tropics

Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merchant and small plantation owner who was reluctantly drawn into secession but then rallied behind the Confederate cause, serving with distinction ...

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot

By Henry T. Gallagher
Foreword by Gene Roberts
Categories: History

In September 1962, James Meredith became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. A milestone in the civil rights movement, his admission triggered a riot spurred by a mob ...

Vietnam Remembered

Like many other veterans of the Vietnam conflict, Michael Cousino, a disabled former Marine from Gouverneur, New York, continues to struggle with bad memories and daily life adjustments. Unlike many other ...

Lincoln Apostate

By Charles R. Mckirdy
Categories: History

In 1847, in a small rural courthouse in Coles County, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln represented a Kentucky slave owner named Robert Matson in his attempt to recover a runaway slave woman and her four children. ...

I Always Wanted to Fly

By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
Foreword by Ken Hechler
Categories: History

Until now, no book has covered all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In I Always Wanted to Fly, retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W. E. Samuel has gathered first-person ...

Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience

By Kevin Dougherty
Categories: History

A great many commanders in the American Civil War (1861-1865) served in the Mexican War (1846-1848). Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience explores the influence of the earlier war on those men ...

The Old South in the Crucible of War

Essays by Emory M. Thomas, Paul D. Escott, Lawrence N. Powell and Michael S. Wayne, Leon F. Litwack, Michael Barton, and Thomas B. Alexander

Not all codes and traditions of the Old South ended abruptly ...