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The Cambridge History of the American Civil War provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the American Civil War. With contributions from over seventy-five leading historians of the Civil War, the three-volume reference work investigates the full range of human experiences and outcomes in this most transformative moment in ...
The Cambridge History of the American Civil War
The Cambridge History of the American Civil War provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the American Civil War. With contributions from over seventy-five leading historians of the Civil War, the three-volume reference work investigates the full range of human experiences and outcomes in this most transformative moment in American and global history. Volume 1 is organized around military affairs, assessing major battles and campaigns of the conflict. Volume 2 explores political and social affairs, conveying the experiences of millions of Americans who lived outside the major campaign zones in both the North and South. Volume 3 examines cultural and intellectual affairs, considering how the War's duration, scale, and intensity drove Americans to question how they understood themselves as people. The volumes conclude with an assessment of the legacies of the Civil War, demonstrating that its impact on American life shaped the country in the decades long after the end of the War.
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420.000000 USD

The Cambridge History of the American Civil War

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Henry Adams (1838-1918), journalist, novelist, and historian, was the great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams, both presidents of the United States. A professor of medieval history at Harvard whose areas of research were wide-ranging, he was deeply interested in the evolution of democracy in the United ...
History of the United States of America (1801-1817) 9 Volume Set
Henry Adams (1838-1918), journalist, novelist, and historian, was the great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams, both presidents of the United States. A professor of medieval history at Harvard whose areas of research were wide-ranging, he was deeply interested in the evolution of democracy in the United States. While Adams is best remembered for his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1907), for which he was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer prize, his nine-volume history of the United States during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison (1801-17), which was published between 1889 and 1891, has been hailed as one of the greatest historical works in English. Adams was an advocate of scientific history, and this monumental work adheres to its principles, considering social trends and circumstances rather than focusing on particular events.
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427.350000 USD

History of the United States of America (1801-1817) 9 Volume Set

by Henry Adams
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Frances Trollope candidly describes her travel experiences in the United States during 1827-1831 in her two-volume book Domestic Manners of the Americans. First published in 1832, it records her views on many aspects of American daily life, especially targeting the supposed lack of manners among Americans. On reaching America, Mrs. ...
Domestic Manners of the Americans 2 Volume Paperback Set
Frances Trollope candidly describes her travel experiences in the United States during 1827-1831 in her two-volume book Domestic Manners of the Americans. First published in 1832, it records her views on many aspects of American daily life, especially targeting the supposed lack of manners among Americans. On reaching America, Mrs. Trollope encountered a country that was completely different from what she had expected. She expresses her disgust at the copious handshaking, spitting-habits, tobacco chewing, expressions of self-righteousness, and hypocrisy of the Americans and vents her outrage at the existence of the slave trade in a country that boasted of equality. Her criticisms of American culture are interspersed with descriptions of elections, cathedrals, markets, public balls, literature, and religion. From New Orleans, Memphis, Baltimore and Washington to Philadelphia, New York, Niagara and Albany, the book offers an engaging account of a nineteenth-century Englishwoman's impressions of America.
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Domestic Manners of the Americans 2 Volume Paperback Set

by Frances Milton Trollope
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The Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806 across America from Pittsburg to the Pacific and back was the third recorded transcontinental journey. President Jefferson had negotiated the Louisiana Purchase of over two million square kilometres from the French in 1803, and the aim of the expedition was to investigate the ...
Travels of the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean 3 Volume Set: Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806
The Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806 across America from Pittsburg to the Pacific and back was the third recorded transcontinental journey. President Jefferson had negotiated the Louisiana Purchase of over two million square kilometres from the French in 1803, and the aim of the expedition was to investigate the territory involved. He commissioned a Corps of Discovery as a scientific and military expedition to survey the acquisition, appointing his aide Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) to lead it. It was hoped to discover that the Missouri and other rivers could be used for transcontinental communication and transport, and to assess the natural resources of the area. Some of the party returned east with specimens, reports and a map, while the remainder reached the Pacific in December 1805. The importance of the expedition lay in its mapping of the territory, and establishing friendly relations with some of the native tribes.
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135.450000 USD

Travels of the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean 3 Volume Set: Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806

by William Clark, Meriwether Lewis
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Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis ...
The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, 7-volume set
Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this expedition of 1804-6. Along the way they filled hundreds of notebook pages with observations of the geography, Indian tribes, and natural history of the trans-Mississippi West. This set of the celebrated Nebraska edition features the seven core volumes-those written by Lewis and Clark-and incorporates a wide range of new scholarship dealing with all aspects of the expedition, including geography, Indian languages, plants, and animals, in order to recreate the expedition within its historical context.
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199.500000 USD

The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark, 7-volume set

by William Clark, Meriwether Lewis
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Sir James Edward Alexander (1803-85), an officer in the British Army, travelled the world extensively and published over a dozen fascinating accounts of his journeys. A passionate and intrepid explorer, Alexander was instrumental in ensuring the safe transfer of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to England in 1877. Demonstrating the same ...
Transatlantic Sketches 2 Volume Set: Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in North and South America, and the West Indies
Sir James Edward Alexander (1803-85), an officer in the British Army, travelled the world extensively and published over a dozen fascinating accounts of his journeys. A passionate and intrepid explorer, Alexander was instrumental in ensuring the safe transfer of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to England in 1877. Demonstrating the same humour with which his writing is imbued, he later buried pictures of the twelve most beautiful English women of the time at the base of the Needle. Published in 1833, this two-volume work offers insights into the landscapes, peoples and practices of the Americas. With wit and eloquence, Alexander takes the reader with him on his adventures, but also provides significant commentary on the slave populations he encountered.
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80.850000 USD

Transatlantic Sketches 2 Volume Set: Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in North and South America, and the West Indies

by James Edward Alexander
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Anthony Trollope (1815-82) was a prolific English Victorian writer, famous for work such as the 'Chronicles of Barsetshire', and his satirical masterpiece The Way We Live Now. He wrote forty-seven novels as well as several travel books and numerous short stories. After a poor and unhappy childhood, he spent much ...
North America 2 Volume Set
Anthony Trollope (1815-82) was a prolific English Victorian writer, famous for work such as the 'Chronicles of Barsetshire', and his satirical masterpiece The Way We Live Now. He wrote forty-seven novels as well as several travel books and numerous short stories. After a poor and unhappy childhood, he spent much of his life working for the General Post Office, travelling extensively to carry out postal surveys and writing in his spare time. He became a senior civil servant in the organisation and was responsible for the introduction of pillar boxes to Britain. Published in 1862, this two-volume work is Trollope's first-hand account of North American culture during the American Civil War. Volume 1 focuses on Canada and the northern states, and Volume 2 on Washington and the South. Trollope also describes several key American institutions, including the government and the legal system, and considers the causes of the war.
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102.900000 USD

North America 2 Volume Set

by Anthony Trollope
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Frances Anne Kemble (1809-93) was a famous London-born actress who travelled for several years throughout the United States before marrying the Philadelphian landowner and heir Pierce Butler. Her journal, first published in 1835 under her married name, shocked the American public for its ungenerous and often biting criticisms of the ...
Journal 2 Volume Paperback Set
Frances Anne Kemble (1809-93) was a famous London-born actress who travelled for several years throughout the United States before marrying the Philadelphian landowner and heir Pierce Butler. Her journal, first published in 1835 under her married name, shocked the American public for its ungenerous and often biting criticisms of the young country. Detailing Kemble's voyage to and tour of the United States, the journal contains first hand accounts of the cities of the eastern seaboard in the early nineteenth-century and the manners and customs of its people. Noted for its candid observations and strong personal style, Kemble's journal remains one of her most lasting literary works.
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59.850000 USD

Journal 2 Volume Paperback Set

by Fanny Kemble
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Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a British writer and scholar who can be described as one of the first British sociologists. She was one of the first social theorists to examine all aspects of a society, including social class, religion, national character and the status of women in a society. After ...
Retrospect of Western Travel 3 Volume Set
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a British writer and scholar who can be described as one of the first British sociologists. She was one of the first social theorists to examine all aspects of a society, including social class, religion, national character and the status of women in a society. After the death of her fiance Martineau published articles on economics and taxation before embarking on a two year tour of the United States in 1834. She immersed herself in American society, visiting both Houses of Congress along with prisons, hospitals and literary and scientific institutions. These volumes contain a description of her travels through America. Written in the form of a travel book, Martineau's sharp powers of observation provide not only a vivid description of America but also insights into the construction of nineteenth century American society.
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108.150000 USD

Retrospect of Western Travel 3 Volume Set

by Harriet Martineau
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John Adams (1735-1826) was a highly educated and enlightened lawyer who became a central figure in the American Revolution. As a political theorist he influenced the constitutions of the former British colonies in America, and he is regarded, with Jefferson, as the father of the United States Constitution. First published ...
The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States 10 Volume Set
John Adams (1735-1826) was a highly educated and enlightened lawyer who became a central figure in the American Revolution. As a political theorist he influenced the constitutions of the former British colonies in America, and he is regarded, with Jefferson, as the father of the United States Constitution. First published in 1850-6, this collection brings together Adams' major writings. Given their influence not only on the United States, but also on other republics, Adams' works rank among the most important political writings of their time. This ten-volume set includes Adams' autobiography, letters and diaries, as well as theoretical papers on sovereignty and constitutional matters, such as Novanglus (1775) and Defence of the Constitutions (1787). It begins with a biography written by his son John Quincy Adams, the sixth President. The content provides fascinating insights both into Adams' domestic affairs and into the birth of a nation.
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589.050000 USD
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Published in 1904, three years before his death, Conway's Autobiography is a peaceful and introspective account of a compelling life. Born to a slave-owning Methodist family in Virginia, Conway (1832-1907) turned away from his roots to become a proponent of anti-slavery, free religion, reform and women's suffrage. Observing and becoming ...
Autobiography 2 Volume Set: Memories and Experiences of Moncure Daniel Conway
Published in 1904, three years before his death, Conway's Autobiography is a peaceful and introspective account of a compelling life. Born to a slave-owning Methodist family in Virginia, Conway (1832-1907) turned away from his roots to become a proponent of anti-slavery, free religion, reform and women's suffrage. Observing and becoming involved in the developments of late nineteenth-century religious, political, scientific, literary and artistic thought, he formed friendships with central figures of the age, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle, which feature in the work alongside his devoted family life. Volume 1 describes his childhood, education and development in America before the Civil War and his arrival in England in 1863, moving in circles of social, legal and religious reform. Volume 2 covers his time in Europe, witnessing and reporting on the unifications of Italy and Germany, the Franco-Prussian War, and the birth of the Third Republic.
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86.100000 USD
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William Howard Russell (1820-1907) was a nineteenth-century war correspondent for The Times. In 1861-2 he visited America to report on the secession crisis that had followed Abraham Lincoln's campaign to abolish slavery, in which eleven southern states had withdrawn from the United States to form their own confederacy, resulting in ...
My Diary North and South 2 Volume Set
William Howard Russell (1820-1907) was a nineteenth-century war correspondent for The Times. In 1861-2 he visited America to report on the secession crisis that had followed Abraham Lincoln's campaign to abolish slavery, in which eleven southern states had withdrawn from the United States to form their own confederacy, resulting in the American Civil War. First published in 1863, this two-volume work recounts Russell's experiences there. Based on his interviews with Lincoln, other pivotal figures, and ordinary citizens, together with his diaries and his letters to The Times, it documents his impressions of both the northern and the opposing southern states as he travelled through them. His book, thought to have been compiled in response to accusations that he was biased towards the South, provides a revealing eyewitness account of life during a landmark period in America's history.
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92.400000 USD

My Diary North and South 2 Volume Set

by Sir William Howard Russell
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The British scholar Harriet Martineau spent two years travelling throughout the United States before writing her three-volume commentary, Society in America, in 1837. Her lengthy journey began in New York in the autumn of 1834, less than sixty years after the birth of the United States, and she immersed herself ...
Society in America 3 Volume Paperback Set
The British scholar Harriet Martineau spent two years travelling throughout the United States before writing her three-volume commentary, Society in America, in 1837. Her lengthy journey began in New York in the autumn of 1834, less than sixty years after the birth of the United States, and she immersed herself in the politics, economics, civilisation and religions of the country before returning to England in the summer of 1836. Her travels took her to the nation's capital, where she enjoyed the hospitality of the president, witnessed Supreme Court proceedings and visited both houses of Congress. She also went to prisons, hospitals and mental institutions, literary and scientific foundations, factories, plantations and farms around the land; lived in farmhouses and log cabins; and travelled by horse, stagecoach and steamboat.
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130.200000 USD
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The War Between the United States and Mexico, Illustrated, originally published in 1851, was easily the most beautiful nineteenth-century publication relating to the early history of Texas. It was also one of the most historically significant because of its widespread dissemination and because of the reputation of George Wilkins Kendall, ...
War between the U.S. & Mexico-Ltd
The War Between the United States and Mexico, Illustrated, originally published in 1851, was easily the most beautiful nineteenth-century publication relating to the early history of Texas. It was also one of the most historically significant because of its widespread dissemination and because of the reputation of George Wilkins Kendall, editor of the New Orleans Picayune and first American war correspondent. It contains a brief history of the war and twelve hand-colored lithographs based on paintings by artist Carl Nebel. This handsome full-color facsimile of the original reproduces this rare and valuable volume, and enhances it with a scholarly introduction by Ron Tyler. Kendall was a nineteenth-century Renaissance man--involved in and successful at many things. He was fascinated with early Texas and sought to have it admitted to the Union. He frequently wrote about Texas in the Picayune, participated in the Texan expedition to Santa Fe in 1841, and was taken prisoner there. He wrote Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition as a result of the experience. When the war with Mexico broke out five years later, Kendall rushed to Texas where he joined the U.S. Army as it marched into Mexico. He wrote numerous dispatches from the front lines which appeared in the Picayune before government couriers could get the information to Washington. Kendall was on hand for most of the important battles of the war. Dissatisfied with what was written after the war, Kendall began to write a history himself. He contracted with Carl Nebel, a talented German artist he had met in Mexico, and got him to paint pictures of the major battles to illustrate his text. Producing this exquisite book took several years and involved the printing talents of Lemercier, one of the finest lithographers in Paris. The quality of the production was second to none. One of the pictures depicts the Battle of Palo Alto, which took place on Texas soil, and others show the battles of Monterrey, Buena Vista, and the southern campaign. Perhaps best known is the picture of General Scott's entrance into the zocalo, the main plaza, in Mexico City. This facsimile reprint is as important as it is beautiful. It tells, in succinct prose by one who was there, the story of the war that confirmed Texas's membership in the Union and added vast parts of the West to the United States. Ron Tyler's scholarly introduction places the work in its historical and artistic context, and adds to its value. This reasonably priced facsimile of the rare and expensive original is a must for students, scholars, and libraries.
285.01 USD
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The American artist George Catlin (1796-1872) was fascinated by the indigenous people of his homeland and spent many years living among them, painting them, and collecting their artefacts. In 1839 he took his vast collection to Europe to exhibit it, and he also toured with groups of visiting Native Americans. ...
Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe 2 Volume Set: With his North American Indian Collection
The American artist George Catlin (1796-1872) was fascinated by the indigenous people of his homeland and spent many years living among them, painting them, and collecting their artefacts. In 1839 he took his vast collection to Europe to exhibit it, and he also toured with groups of visiting Native Americans. This illustrated two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1848. Volume 1 discusses such events as introducing a group of Native Americans to Queen Victoria. The appendices feature press reviews and a catalogue of the collection. Volume 2 covers travels with visiting Native Americans to Dublin, and later Paris, where Catlin staged another exhibition and met King Louis Philippe. Catlin's earlier account, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians (1841), is also reissued in this series, along with two later books for children about life among various tribes.
86.100000 USD

Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe 2 Volume Set: With his North American Indian Collection

by George Catlin
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