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)
First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War, by Joan E. Cashin. The first scholarly biography of Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Cashin views her within a framework of the traditional role expected of a Southern plantation wife and the role that was anticipated by the Confederate public for their first First Lady. (403 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Paperback)
The Lee Girls, by Mary P. Coulling. Raised in aristocratic luxury, Confederate leader Robert E. Lee's four daughters - Mary, Anne, Eleanor and Mildred - were forced to adjust to privation caused by the Civil War. This gentle book tells the story of their struggle to maintain their gracious lifestyle. It is at once a sunny and poignant tale, for the childhood days at Arlington were idyllic, but when Lee rode off to war they ended abruptly and never were recaptured. (242 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy, by Elizabeth R. Varon. A member of the social elite in Richmond, Virginia, Elizabeth Van Lew nevertheless loved the Union and disliked slavery. She built a Unionist underground in the Confederate capital that helped escaping prisoners of war and provided General Grant with valuable intelligence. (261 pages, 6.5 x 9.5, Paperback)
Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command, by Douglas Southall Freeman. A one-volume abridgement by Stephen W. Sears. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American Civil War, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee. (910 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Paperback)