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The Broken Constitution - Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America (Hardcover): Noah Feldman The Broken Constitution - Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America (Hardcover)
Noah Feldman
R649 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Warriors in Mr. Lincoln's Army (Hardcover): Quita V Shier Warriors in Mr. Lincoln's Army (Hardcover)
Quita V Shier
R1,001 R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Save R155 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wolford's Cavalry - The Colonel, the War in the West, and the Emancipation Question in Kentucky (Hardcover): Dan Lee Wolford's Cavalry - The Colonel, the War in the West, and the Emancipation Question in Kentucky (Hardcover)
Dan Lee
R750 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R130 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Colonel Frank Wolford, the acclaimed Civil War colonel of the First Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, is remembered today primarily for his unenviable reputation. Despite his stellar service record and widespread fame, Wolford ruined his reputation and his career over the question of emancipation and the enlistment of African Americans in the army. Unhappy with Abraham Lincoln's public stance on slavery, Wolford rebelled and made a series of treasonous speeches against the president. Dishonorably discharged and arrested three times, Wolford, on the brink of being exiled beyond federal lines into the Confederacy, was taken in irons to Washington DC to meet with Lincoln. Lincoln spared Wolford, however, and the disgraced colonel returned to Kentucky, where he was admired for his war record and rewarded politically for his racially based rebellion against Lincoln. Although his military record established him as one of the most vigorous, courageous, and original commanders in the cavalry, Wolford's later reputation suffered. Dan Lee restores balance to the story of a crude, complicated, but talented man and the unconventional regiment he led in the fight to save the Union. Placing Wolford in the context of the political and cultural crosscurrents that tore at Kentucky during the war, Lee fills out the historical picture of Old Roman Nose.

The Cacophony of Politics - Northern Democrats and the American Civil War (Hardcover): J. Matthew Gallman The Cacophony of Politics - Northern Democrats and the American Civil War (Hardcover)
J. Matthew Gallman
R940 Discovery Miles 9 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Cacophony of Politics charts the trajectory of the Democratic Party as the party of opposition in the North during the Civil War. A comprehensive overview, this book reveals the myriad complications and contingencies of political life in the Northern states and explains the objectives of the nearly half of eligible Northern voters who cast a ballot against Abraham Lincoln in 1864. The party's famous slogan "The Union as it was, the Constitution as it is" was meant to have broad appeal and promote solidarity among Northern Democrats by invoking their core ideological commitments to nationalism, law and order, tradition, and strict construction. But, as J. Matthew Gallman shows, the slogan was a poor reflection of the volatile, fluid, messy, and improvisational reality of political life for men and women, across the public and private spheres. Democrats experienced the war as a cascading series of dilemmas, for which their slogan did not always offer guidance or resolution. Offering a definitive account of the Democratic Party in the North, The Cacophony of Politics shows the limits of ideology and the ways the Civil War-and the nature of nineteenth-century political culture-confounded the Democrats' self-image and exacerbated their divisions, especially over the central issue of slavery.

Victor! - The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant (Paperback): Craig Von Buseck Victor! - The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant (Paperback)
Craig Von Buseck
R566 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R84 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Women of the War Their Heroism and Self Scrifice (Paperback): Frank Moore Women of the War Their Heroism and Self Scrifice (Paperback)
Frank Moore
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
My Diary North and South (Paperback): William Howard Russell My Diary North and South (Paperback)
William Howard Russell
R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Memoirs of General William T. Sherman (Paperback): William Tecumseh Sherman Memoirs of General William T. Sherman (Paperback)
William Tecumseh Sherman
R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Reviewers Reviewed (Paperback): Alexander H. Stephens The Reviewers Reviewed (Paperback)
Alexander H. Stephens
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac - a Critical History of Operations in Virginia Maryland and Pennsylvania from the... Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac - a Critical History of Operations in Virginia Maryland and Pennsylvania from the Commencement to the Close of the War (Paperback)
William Swinton
R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
We Gave Them Thunder - Marmaduke's Raid and the Civil War in Missouri and Arkansas (Paperback): William Garrett Piston,... We Gave Them Thunder - Marmaduke's Raid and the Civil War in Missouri and Arkansas (Paperback)
William Garrett Piston, John C. Rutherford
R665 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
History of the United States Sanitary Commission - Being the General Report of Its Work During the War of the Rebellion... History of the United States Sanitary Commission - Being the General Report of Its Work During the War of the Rebellion (Paperback)
Charles Janeway Stille
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (Paperback): Abner Doubleday Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (Paperback)
Abner Doubleday
R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
General Butler in New Orleans - History of the Administration of the Department of the Gulf in the Year 1862: With an Account... General Butler in New Orleans - History of the Administration of the Department of the Gulf in the Year 1862: With an Account of the Capture of New Orleans, and a Sketch of the Previous Career of the General, Civil and Military (Paperback)
James Parton
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Beauty and Booty" - the Watchword of New Orleans" (Paperback): Marion, Southwood, Beauty and Booty" - the Watchword of New Orleans" (Paperback)
Marion, Southwood,
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Code of Honor - Or, Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Duelling (Paperback): John Lyde Wilson The Code of Honor - Or, Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Duelling (Paperback)
John Lyde Wilson
R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 (Paperback): Carlton McCarthy Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 (Paperback)
Carlton McCarthy
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence (Paperback): Heros von Borcke Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence (Paperback)
Heros von Borcke
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
American Slavery and Colour (Paperback): William Chambers American Slavery and Colour (Paperback)
William Chambers
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Negro in the American Rebellion (Paperback): William Wells Brown The Negro in the American Rebellion (Paperback)
William Wells Brown
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Seventh Regiment - a Record (Paperback): George L. Wood The Seventh Regiment - a Record (Paperback)
George L. Wood
R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital (Paperback): J.B. Jones A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital (Paperback)
J.B. Jones
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad - Being a Brief History of the Labors of a... Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad - Being a Brief History of the Labors of a Lifetime in Behalf of the Slave, With the Stories of Numerous Fugitives, Who Gained Their Freedom Through His Instrumentality, and Ma (Paperback)
Levi Coffin
R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Behind the Scenes (Paperback): Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes (Paperback)
Elizabeth Keckley
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Life and Adventures, Songs, Services, and Speeches of Private Miles O'reilly Pseud. (47Th Regiment, New York... The Life and Adventures, Songs, Services, and Speeches of Private Miles O'reilly Pseud. (47Th Regiment, New York Volunteers.) (Paperback)
Charles Graham Halpine
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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