Reckoning with Rebellion

“A truly innovative work that makes the United States Civil War newly comprehensible. For decades scholars have been saying that we need to place the Civil War in a global context, and at last Sheehan-Dean gets about the work of doing it.”—Gregory P. Downs, author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War “Sheehan-Dean … Continue reading Reckoning with Rebellion

United States Reconstruction across the Americas

“With provocative, insightful essays, this volume helps formulate the questions, approaches, and arguments that can break us out of nationalist lenses and begin to craft truly innovative histories of a crucial era in the history of the nation and of the world.”—Gregory P. Downs, author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War “Broadens … Continue reading United States Reconstruction across the Americas

Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

“This superb collection of essays highlights the continent-wide diversity of ‘spaces of freedom’ sought out by fugitive slaves in North America. It brilliantly evokes the motives and strategies, risks and experiences of thousands who ventured routes of refuge beyond the ‘drinking gourd’ that led to the North.”—Sydney Nathans, author of A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, … Continue reading Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

The Revolution That Failed

"In this provocative work of political history, Fairclough unequivocally declares that post–Civil War Reconstruction didn’t achieve its goal. . . . Fairclough’s book is a chilling reminder of how some Americans willingly perverted the democracy they claimed to treasure so they could uphold white supremacy."—Publishers Weekly “A masterful and revelatory examination of Reconstruction populated by a … Continue reading The Revolution That Failed

5 Books on the True History Behind Confederate Monuments

Note to our readers: We are no longer giving away free PDFs of Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture by Karen L. Cox and Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War by William B. Lees and Frederick P. Gaske. If you would like to order … Continue reading 5 Books on the True History Behind Confederate Monuments

New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

“This is the only known slave memoir from Florida . . . A fine addition to slave narrative reading lists.”—Library Journal “Griffin intersperses Sitiki’s account with commentary that places this extraordinary narrative into historical context, noting the scarcity of slave narratives—particularly slaves born in Africa.”—Booklist “The publication of a heretofore unknown slave narrative is significant, … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Odyssey of an African Slave

Unequal Freedoms

“Ambitious and convincing. This is the first examination of the role of European immigrants in the most southern of U.S. cities and the way that they and their ethnic children conformed to or dissented from the norms of the dominant white Southern culture.”—Walter D. Kamphoefner, author of The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri “Demonstrates the … Continue reading Unequal Freedoms

The War Worth Fighting

As celebrations mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we are proud to present Stephen D. Engle's The War Worth Fighting, a collection of essays offering new perspectives on Abraham Lincoln’s role as president and commander-in-chief. Abraham Lincoln led our nation through its bloodiest war, abolishing slavery, vindicating democracy, and creating a blueprint for reconstruction along the way. … Continue reading The War Worth Fighting

Society for American Archaeology 2015

Last week, director Meredith Morris-Babb and our office manager Cindy Laukert traveled to San Francisco to take part in the Society for American Archeology's 80th annual meeting! We displayed a ton of archaeology and anthropology books at our booth. If you want to see at all of the books we displayed, we've created a virtual booth. You can even … Continue reading Society for American Archaeology 2015

February Review Roundup: FABruary Features

Our fabulous authors have been featured in nearly 100 reviews and articles this month. Take a look at just a few highlights below! . Unwind spotlighted two of our recent cookbooks. The magazine recommended Mango by Jen Karetnick "for all those that love this sweet, tropical fruit--or are overwhelmed by a ripe tree in their yard" and deemed it "the definitive … Continue reading February Review Roundup: FABruary Features