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  • af Martha Hall Kelly
    112,95 - 222,95 kr.

    Martha Hall Kelly har skrevet endnu en medrivende historisk roman inspireret af virkelige levede liv, denne gang under den amerikanske borgerkrig. Georgeanna ”Georgey” Woolsey er ikke skabt til en verden af overdådige fester, hvor det forventes, at en kvinde i hendes position er duknakket og ærbødig. Så da den amerikanske borgerkrig bryder ud og antænder hele nationen, ser Georgey sit snit og vælger at forfølge sin lidenskab for sygepleje - i en tid, hvor kvinder er uønskede ved fronten. Men Georgey og hendes søster Eliza vil modbevise de onde tunger, og de vover sig ud på en rejse fra New York til Washington D.C. og Gettysburg, hvor de bliver førstehåndsvidner til slaveriets og krigens rædsler.I sydstaterne møder vi Jemma, som er slavegjort på Peeler-plantagen i Maryland, hvor hun bor med sin mor og far. Hendes søster, Patience, lider samme skæbne på naboplantagen, og begge lever de i frygt for plantagelederen, LeBaron. Da Jemma sælges til den grusomme mrs. Anne-May, mens unionshæren marcherer igennem landet, øjner Jemma chancen for at flygte, selvom hun må sige farvel til sin elskede familie.Georgeys kald som unionssygeplejerske medvirker til, at hun krydser veje med Jemma, og herfra fremskrives et levende og detaljerigt portræt af borgerkrigsoplevelsen; fra de barbariske og umenneskelige plantager, til et krigshærget New York og slagmarkens rædsler.Georgey er en fjern forfader til Caroline Ferriday, som Kelly introducerede i sin bestseller Blomstrende syrener, og Solsikkesøstrene er inspireret af virkelige begivenheder.

  • af Howard Zinn
    207,95 - 472,95 kr.

    Its a wonderful, splendid booka book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future. Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants[It] should be required reading. Eric Foner, New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A People's History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of thosewhose plight has been largely omitted from most histories. Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinns award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered. Frequent appearances in popular media such as The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Good Will Hunting, and the History Channel documentary The People Speak testify to Zinns ability to bridge the generation gap with enduring insights into the birth, development, and destiny of the nation.

  • af Vilhelm Moberg
    93,95 - 297,95 kr.

    Der er udbrudt krig mellem nordstaterne og sydstaterne, og det store indianeroprør spreder skræk og rædsel – også i de svenske nybyggeres små hjem. Kristina dør som følge af for mange børnefødsler, og endelig må det allersidste brev hjem skrives. "Amerikanerne" er ottende og afsluttende del i Vilhelm Mobergs udvandrersaga.Vilhelm Mobergs udvandrersaga handler om Karl Oskar og Kristina Nilsson, der sammen med andre småfolk fra Småland forlader Sverige for at slå sig ned i Minnesota i midten af 1800-tallet. Serien består af fire bøger; "Udvandrerne", "Indvandrerne", "Nybyggerne ved Ki-Chi-Saga" og "Sidste brev hjem". Hver af de fire bøger er yderligere delt i to, så serien bliver på i alt otte bind.Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) var en svensk forfatter, der i dag er bedst kendt for sin serie om "Udvandrerne", der blev til i årene 1949-59. I Vilhelm Mobergs forfatterskab var det ofte den lille mand, der var helten, og historien blev fortrinsvis fremstillet fra folkets perspektiv, hvilket af samme grund gjorde ham til en meget folkekær forfatter. Han var i øvrigt udtalt republikaner og var en af Olof Palmes største kritikere fra venstrefløjen. I 1973 tog Vilhelm Moberg sit eget liv som følge af en langvarig depression.

  • af Anne Westrick
    97,95 kr.

    A powerful and unflinching story of a family caught in the period of Reconstruction. The year is 1867, the South has been defeated, and the American Civil War is over. But the conflict goes on. Yankees now patrol the streets of Richmond, Virginia, and its citizens, both black and white, are struggling to redefine their roles and relationships. By day, fourteen-year-old Shadrach apprentices with a tailor and sneaks off for reading lessons with Rachel, a freed slave, at her school for African-American children. By night he follows his older brother Jeremiah to the meetings of a group whose stated mission is to protect Confederate widows like their mother. But as the true murderous intentions of the group, now known as the Ku Klux Klan, are revealed, Shad finds himself trapped between old loyalties and what he knows is right. A.B. Westrick provides a glimpse into the enormous social and political upheaval of the time.

  • af Stephanie Spinner
    72,95 kr.

    Clarissa "Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC. In 1864, she was appointed "lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front lines of the Union Army, where she became known as the "Angel of the Battlefield.” Clara Barton built a career helping others. She went on to found the American Red Cross, one of her greatest accomplishments, and one of the most recognized organizations in the world.

  • af George Richardson
    208,95 kr.

    Expression of Honor is a Civil War Romance. Juliette is from France and fell in love with a visiting Southern officer he must leave for the United States before her. She leaves later on a blockade runner All the revelations, predicaments, and perils gives her resilience and fortitude to meet each situation. Frank identifies himself as a Kansan after a decade of dealing with border ruffians, bloodshed spawned by the pro-slavers against the ant-slavers. Also the political wrangling from the Kansas-Nebraska act festered into bloody Kansas. Frank was sick and tired of being sick and tired. He was ready to hash it out in the Rebellion as a Lieutenant Colonel under General Ulysses Grant. The two main characters separate stories merge into a supernatural moment.

  • af Seth J. Wells
    130,95 kr.

    The siege of Vicksburg, from the diary of Seth J. Wells, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Thomas E. Taylor
    143,95 kr.

    Running the Blockade; A Personal Narrative of Adventures, Risks, and Escapes During the American Civil War, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Ellen Craft
    132,95 kr.

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Alfred S. Roe
    240,95 kr.

    The Thirty-Ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Thomas Hart Benton
    485,95 kr.

    Thirty Years' View (Vol. 2) Or, A History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Louis Hughes
    143,95 kr.

    Thirty Years a Slave From Bondage to Freedom: The Institution of Slavery as Seen on the Plantation and in the Home of the Planter: Autobiography of Louis Hughes, is a classical and a rare book, that has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we at Alpha Editions have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and redesigned. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work, and hence their text is clear and readable. This remarkable book falls within the genres of History, America

  • af Carole Boston Weatherford
    182,95 kr.

    A powerful portrait of a Black family tree shaped by enslavement and freedom, rendered in searing poems by acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford and stunning art by her son Jeffery Boston Weatherford.

  • af Bernard Cornwell
    165,95 kr.

    The anger was livid now. ?Remember whipping me??he asked. ?Whipping me till the blood ran? I remember, Jem. That's why I came back.??Listen, lad.??Don't you bloody lad me,? Sharpe said. ?I'm grown now, Jem. I'm a soldier, Jem, an officer, and I've learned to kill.?Richard?soldier, hero, rogue?the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

  • af Chris Bennett
    161,95 kr.

    Major General David Hunter scowled as he looked upon the bodies of six Union soldiers who'd been tied to a fence then murdered by rebel bushwhackers. "If they wish to unleash hell on our troops, let's see how they like it when we give them the devil's own inferno straight back!"It's spring of 1864, and Nathan Chambers and his men are reeling from the devastating Union defeat at New Market. But a new commanding general, David Hunter, promises to bring more experience and aggressive leadership to the Union's floundering Shenandoah Valley Campaign.Nathan's hopes immediately come to fruition, as the Twelfth West Virginia Regiment finally wins a decisive, uplifting victory at the Battle of Piedmont. But afterward, General Hunter seems more intent on burning and destroying rebel property than in pursuing the retreating rebel army. Crafty Confederate General Jubal Early seizes this opportunity to strike back and launch his own brutal campaign of burning and devastation, with the help of Confederate Colonel Elijah Walters, who aims to take advantage of the growing conflagration to destroy his hated enemy Nathan Chambers.On the Richmond espionage front, Evelyn Hanson is once again the target of the ruthless Confederate Signal Corps' officer, Major White, who recruits reluctant allies-Evelyn's friend Jubal Collins, and her mother Harriet!Meanwhile, Tony and the freemen from Nathan's farm train for a top-secret mission against the rebel fortifications surrounding Petersburg. But will incompetent and indecisive Union generals once again fail to secure a sorely needed victory?Nathan and Evelyn find themselves sinking ever deeper into the raging war, threatening to descend into a hellish Inferno.

  • af Paulette Jiles
    113,95 kr.

    Consumed with grief, driven by vengeance, a man undertakes an unrelenting odyssey across the lawless post-Civil War frontier seeking redemption in this fearless novel from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of News of the World. Union soldier John Chenneville suffered a traumatic head wound in battle. His recovery took the better part of a year as he struggled to regain his senses and mobility. By the time he returned home, the Civil War was over, but tragedy awaited. John's beloved sister and her family had been brutally murdered.Their killer goes by many names. He fought for the North in the late unpleasantness, and wore a badge in the name of the law. But the man John knows as A. J. Dodd is little more than a rabid animal, slaughtering without reason or remorse, needing to be put down.Traveling through the unforgiving landscape of a shattered nation in the midst of Reconstruction, John braves winter storms and confronts desperate people in pursuit of his quarry. Untethered, single-minded in purpose, he will not be deterred. Not by the U.S. Marshal who threatens to arrest him for murder should he succeed. And not by Victoria Reavis, the telegraphist aiding him in his death-driven quest, yet hoping he'll choose to embrace a life with her instead. And as he trails Dodd deep into Texas, John accepts that this final reckoning between them may cost him more than all he's already lost...

  • af Nora Titone
    185,95 kr.

    Historian Nora Titone takes a fresh look at the strange and startling history of the Booth brothers, answering the question of why one became the nineteenth-century’s brightest, most beloved star, and the other became the most notorious assassin in American history.The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really was—besides a killer—is less well known. The magnitude of his crime has obscured for generations a startling personal story that was integral to his motivation. My Thoughts Be Bloody, a sweeping family saga, revives an extraordinary figure whose name has been missing, until now, from the story of President Lincoln’s death. Edwin Booth, John Wilkes’s older brother by four years, was in his day the biggest star of the American stage. Without an account of Edwin Booth, author Nora Titone argues, the real story of Lincoln’s assassin has never been told. Using an array of private letters, diaries, and reminiscences of the Booth family, Titone has uncovered a hidden history that reveals the reasons why John Wilkes Booth became this country’s most notorious assassin. The details of the conspiracy to kill Lincoln have been well documented elsewhere. My Thoughts Be Bloody tells a new story, one that explains for the first time why Lincoln’s assassin decided to conspire against the president in the first place, and sets that decision in the context of a bitterly divided family—and nation. By the end of this riveting journey, readers will see Abraham Lincoln’s death less as the result of the war between the North and South and more as the climax of a dark struggle between two brothers who never wore the uniform of soldiers, except on stage.

  • af Spencer Gantt
    101,95 kr.

    What does it take to be recognized as a historian? A PhD, of course, and a lifetime spent reading and researching through piles of boring books; then, publication of another boring book. And "we the People" are expected to take everything the historian writes and utters and accept it as "gospel" without question. But what about the facts which historians ignore or those which don't fit their own "personal opinion"? WHY LINCOLN CHOSE WAR is not boring. And it contains many, many facts which you were never taught in any government school. For instance, why did the perpetrators of American slavery, the New Englanders, become so vehemently opposed to the institution and foster a "hate campaign" against the entire South which continues to this day? Why was a new Constitution which legalized slavery and the slave trade ratified by eight "free states" which claimed to abhor the institution? How did Major Anderson and his men receive food supplies at Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter? Why was their alleged "starvation" and lack of supplies not made known until just before April 12, 1861? Why was a war fleet dispatched to Charleston to deliver "biscuit and pork" when an unarmed supply ship could have sufficed? Read this book and learn for yourself what public schools never teach in history class. Determine for yourself "why Lincoln chose war". And it was a choice.

  • af Erica Fitzgerald
    157,95 kr.

    Annie Price looked at the photograph again. Tears came to her eyes as she looked back at the sullen face of the man she had fallen in love with and only been married to a few short months, Jacob Price. Although they had lived in New York City, Jacob had contracted dysentery on a short trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and had never fully recovered. Annie had pleaded with Jacob to take it easy, but he had always had a problem listening to her.Annie was glad Jacob had been able to make it back from his trip and that she was able to see him his last few days... but now she felt lost. It had been three months since Jacob had died, but everyday it felt as if it had only happened. Annie's friend all insisted she needed to move out of their house and find a new path in life, but the only thing Annie wanted was her husband back. Since she couldn't get what she wanted, Annie had a tiny thought plant in the back of her head.A thought that grew larger by the moment...There was really only one thing to do: head west. Become a mail order bride and head west...

  • af Bonnie Davies
    184,95 - 262,95 kr.

  • af Stephen Chapin Kinnaman
    537,95 - 907,95 kr.

  • af Donald R. Shaffer
    378,95 - 610,95 kr.

    Peter Seaborg Award The heroics of black Union soldiers in the Civil War have been justly celebrated, but their postwar lives largely neglected. Donald Shaffer's illuminating study shines a bright light on this previously obscure part of African American history, revealing for the first time black veterans' valiant but often frustrating efforts to secure true autonomy and equality as civilians.After the Glory shows how black veterans' experiences as soldiers provided them for the first time with a sense of manliness that shaped not only their own lives but also their contributions to the African American community. Shaffer makes clear, however, that their postwar pursuit of citizenship and a dignified manhood was never very easy for black veterans, their triumphs frequently neither complete nor lasting Shaffer chronicles the postwar transition of black veterans from the Union army, as well as their subsequent life patterns, political involvement, family and marital life, experiences with social welfare, comradeship with other veterans, and memories of the war itself. He draws on such sources as Civil War pension records to fashion a collective biography-a social history of both ordinary and notable lives-resurrecting the words and memories of many black veterans to provide an intimate view of their lives and struggles.Like other African Americans from many walks of life, black veterans fought fiercely against disenfranchisement and Jim Crow and were better equipped to do so than most other African Americans. They carried a sense of pride instilled by their military service that made them better prepared to confront racism and discrimination and more respected in their own communities. As Shaffer reveals, they also had nearly equal access to military pensions, financial resources available to few other blacks, and even found acceptance among white Union veterans in the Grand Army of the Republic fraternity.After the Glory is not merely another tale of black struggles in a racist America; it is the story of how a select group of African Americans led a quest for manhood--and often found it within themselves when no one else would give it to them.

  • af Harry J Maihafer
    223,95 - 277,95 kr.

  • af Julian Sher
    232,95 kr.

    FINALIST FOR THE 2023 MAVIS GALLANT PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONA riveting account of the years, months and days leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the unexpected ways Canadians were involved in every aspect of the American Civil War.Canadians have long taken pride in being on the “good side” of the American Civil War, serving as a haven for 30,000 escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad. But dwelling in history's shadow is the much darker role Canada played in supporting the slave South and in fomenting the many plots against Lincoln.     The North Star weaves together the different strands of several Canadians and a handful of Confederate agents in Canada as they all made their separate, fateful journeys into history.    The book shines a spotlight on the stories of such intrepid figures as Anderson Abbott, Canada’s first Black doctor, who joined the Union Army; Emma Edmonds, the New Brunswick woman who disguised herself as a man to enlist as a Union nurse; and Edward P. Doherty, the Quebec man who led the hunt to track down Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth.    At the same time, the Canadian political and business elite were aiding the slave states. Toronto aristocrat George Taylor Denison III bankrolled Confederate operations and opened his mansion to their agents. The Catholic Church helped one of Booth’s accused accomplices hide out for months in the Quebec countryside. A leading financier in Montreal let Confederates launder money through his bank.       Sher creates vivid portraits of places we thought we knew. Montreal was a sort of nineteenth-century Casablanca of the North: a hub for assassins, money-men, mercenaries and soldiers on the run. Toronto was a headquarters for Confederate plotters and gun-runners. The two largest hotels in the country became nests of Confederate spies.     Meticulously researched and richly illustrated, The North Star is a sweeping tale that makes long-ago events leap off the page with a relevance to the present day.

  • af Christopher Leppek
    213,95 - 297,95 kr.

    Apollonia is a story that has it all: time travel, a vividly drawn Civil War setting, a sweeping romance, and an action-packed plot that delivers on every page.A year, a number, a piece of time, A distance in living, a state of mind, Begins as a woman awaiting her lover . . .It was and would always remain impossible to say how it all happened.Torn apart by a recent divorce, guitar-strumming everyman Jonathan Chase abandons his life in Denver to return to Saginaw, Michigan, and start anew in his place of birth. But much more than childhood memories await.While managing a used bookstore, he discovers an old family album, bound in dark leather and brittle and faded. It is filled with sepia-toned images, the names of each person penciled in cursive underneath. Although not the usual inventory he stocks on the shelves, Jonathan can't seem to part with it. The heavy paper, hairstyles, and clothing speak of an earlier era, yet the portraits and their provenance are mute on the page. All once vital, thinking, loving, hating, hoping, dreaming - living - beings, there is now little more than slabs of fading paper to testify to their lives. It saddens him to think what an awesome and terrible power time reveals itself to be.Until he turns the page and sees her for the first time.In the gloaming of a snowy December night, Jonathan falls asleep with the album and his cat Pluto by his side . . . and awakens to the chime of a bell, distant but clear, in 1864 and the middle of the Civil War.Although his journey of romance, war, intrigue, mystery, and a touch of the supernatural will lengthen and deepen far beyond what he ever would have imagined or even thought possible, the why was the easiest question of all.Apollonia was the why.

  • af George Cary Eggleston
    397,95 kr.

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  •  
    318,95 kr.

    Just as the Thirteenth West Virginia Infantry Volunteers had played an integral part in the defeat and containment of Confederate partisans in the Kanawha Valley in 1862 and '63, keeping the grim-visaged scenes of bitter civil war from her neighbors in States to her north, so in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, the Thirteenth rendered important service as part of the old Kanawha Division in the fierce fighting of that campaign which, it may be fairly said, decided the fate of the American Civil War itself. This volume presents their experiences marching and fighting in July 1864, in the Great Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where the military and political stakes were very high indeed.

  • af Bruce M. Venter
    292,95 - 395,95 kr.

  • af Sarah E Chinn
    347,95 kr.

    "The book is a study of the ways that white radicals deployed the physical and literary image of amputation during the Civil War and Reconstruction to argue for full Black citizenship and against a national reconciliation that reimposed white supremacy. It gives readers a new way to think about the Civil War and Reconstruction"--

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