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Chancellorsville

Edited by Gary W. Gallagher.

May 1996; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 288 pages.

A variety of important but lesser-known dimensions of the Chancellorsville campaign of spring 1863 are explored in this collection of eight original essays. Departing from the traditional...

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The Antietam Campaign

Edited by Gary W. Gallagher.

May 1999; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 352 pages.

The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as...

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A Reforming People

David D. Hall.

August 2012; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 288 pages.

This revelatory account of the people who founded the New England colonies compares the reforms they enacted with those attempted in England during the period of the English Revolution....

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North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Edited by Paul D. Escott.

October 2008; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 320 pages.

Although North Carolina was a “home front” state rather than a battlefield state for most of the Civil War, it was heavily involved in the Confederate war effort and experienced many...

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Freedom for Themselves

Richard M. Reid.

February 2008; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 440 pages.

More than 5,000 North Carolina slaves escaped from their white owners to serve in the Union army during the Civil War. This book explores the stories of black soldiers from four regiments...

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American Night

Alan M. Wald.

October 2012; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (20th century onwards). 432 pages.

This book, the final volume of a trilogy, brings the author's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists,...

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Thomas Nast

Fiona Deans Halloran.

January 2013; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 384 pages.

Thomas Nast (1840–1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the...

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Visions of Power in Cuba

Lillian Guerra.

October 2012; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 488 pages.

In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six...

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Doctoring Freedom

Gretchen Long.

October 2012; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 248 pages.

For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before...

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The Gospel of Freedom & Power

Sarah E. Ruble.

September 2012; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: religious studies. 232 pages.

In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. From religious periodicals and Sunday sermons to novels and anthropological...

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