Company Aytch: Or, A Side Show of the Big Show, by Sam Watkins. A classic memoir of the Civil War. Told from the point of view of an ordinary foot soldier, this personal memoir has been hailed as one of the liveliest, wittiest, and most significant commentaries ever written on the Civil War. (274 pages, 8 x 5.25, Paperback)
Crucible of the Civil War' presents a fine collection of essays by a talented group of young historians. Brimming with insights about social, economic and religious life in Virginia, this book is a valuable addition to a growing body of work that carries far beyond the battlefields. George C. Rable edited by Edward L. Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, Andrew J. Torget
Civil War Prisons, edited by William B. Hesseltine. Recounted here are prisoner experiences in four Confederate installations: Andersonville, Georgia; Libby in Richmond, Virginia; Cahaba, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina. Prisoner conditions and suffering are also examined in four Union prisons: Fort Warren in Boston Harbor; Rock Island, Illinois; Elmira, New York; and Johnson's Island on Lake Erie. (123 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
American Children's Games Through the Civil War Period, by Michael Mescher. The games that are described in this booklet are all from period sources. The 19th century rules for the games have been reviewed and converted into directions more appropriate for modern times. (29 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, Paperback)
Battle Cry of Freedom, by James McPherson. This Pultizer Prize-winning title remains without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. The fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political,social,and military events that filled the 2 decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. (909 pages, 9 x 6.25, Paperback)
The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem, by John Coski, Historian of the Museum of the Confederacy. Shows how the Battle Flag emerged as the preeminent representation of the Confederacy, it's conversion to a mainstream icon, and the many battles waged over its interpretation. (401 pages, 9 x 5.5, Paperback)
Ashes of Glory: Richmond at War, by Ernest B. Furgurson. The siege of Richmond, Virginia, is unlike anything in the history of America. For four years the Union soldiers tied an ever-tightening noose around the defiant city. That story--and the way Ernest B. Furgurson tells it--is reason enough to tackle this work. But even more fascinating is Furgurson's exploration of the minds of the residents who so passionately supported the Confederate cause. Visit Richmond in its proudest moments, when it envisioned victory; visit Richmond in its darkest times, when it felt flames.
This book includes representative selections from the speeches and writings of Frederick Douglass, with topics focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, suffrage for African-Americans, reconstruction in the South, and other vital issues. A powerful voice for human rights throughout much of the nineteenth century, Douglass remains highly respected today for his fight against racial injustice. By Frederick Douglass, edited by Philip S. Foner. Paperback, 69 pages.
Wild Rose: The True Story of a Civil War Spy, by Ann Blackman. A grand dame of antebellum Washington, Rose O'Neale Greenhow was a Confederate spy. In jail, her stout defense of the South made her a Lost Cause heroine, and her celebrity, on a par with that of Elizabeth Van Lew. (377 pages, 8 x 5, Paperback)