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The Last Bizarre Tale
Stories by David Madden
Edited by James A. Perkins

The Last Bizarre Tale by David Madden

“Some writers have a talent for storytelling. Far fewer writers have a talent for literary innovation. Madden masterfully combines both talents.” —Winston Groom

“The author has dared himself to undertake as many novel forms as possible: to each of them he brings deft artistry, piercing observation, and an uncanny understanding of the lives of outsiders.” —Fred Chappell

“In these stories, David Madden proves himself a master of the brilliant narrative left turn, the oddly illuminating digression, the swoop you never expected. No one writes stories like these, and they are a revelation.” —Charles Baxter

Also by David Madden:

London Bridge in Plague and Fire

Abducted by Circumstance

Sharpshooter


More American Than Southern
Kentucky, Slavery, and the War for an American Ideology, 1828–1861

Gary R. Matthews

More American Than Southern by Gary R. Matthews

On the eve of the Civil War, Kentucky’s affinity for the South was based on historical and cultural similarities, including the presence of slavery and a powerful “master class.” However, the planter class that dominated early Kentucky was supplanted in the 1830s by an urban middle class that challenged both the need for slavery and the authority of the master class. Matthews analyzes the dichotomy of these two groups, examines emancipation efforts in Kentucky, and explores the intricacies of Whig politics to show how antebellum Kentucky proved it was more American than southern.

“I expect this work to replace E. Merton Coulter’s The Civil War and Readjustment in Kentucky as the standard study on Kentucky in the antebellum era and the secession crisis.” —Jonathan M. Atkins, author of Politics, Parties, and the Sectional Conflict in Tennessee, 1832–1861


World’s Fairs in a Southern Accent
Atlanta , Nashville, and Charleston, 1895–1902

Bruce G. Harvey

World's Fairs In A Southern Accent

In the 1890s, the perception of the South was inextricably tied to racial strife. Leaders in Atlanta, Nashville, and Charleston all sought ways to distance themselves from traditional impressions about their respective cities, which conjured images of poverty and treason in Americans barely a generation removed from the Civil War. Local businessmen struggled to manage all the elements that came with hosting a world’s fair, but they had defined expectations for their expositions not only in terms of economic and local growth but also considering what an international exposition had come to represent to the community and the region in which they were hosted.

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Freedom's Delay

The Making, Management, and Memory of
America’s Struggle for Emancipation, 1776–1865

Allen Carden

'Freedom’s Delay' is really the first effort to bring together in one volume the entire history of the formal struggle to end slavery in the United States. This book will be very useful in undergraduate American history surveys and in undergraduate and even graduate courses focusing on the early national/antebellum period.” —Joanne Melish, author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and ‘Race’ in New England, 1789–1860

On a Great Battlefield

The Making, Management, and Memory of
Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933–2013

Jennifer M. Murray

“This book is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding literature on the diverse functions of the Gettysburg battlefield in American Life. It is a lively, contentious, revelatory history, and Jennifer Murray tells it clearly and well.” —Edward T. Linenthal

“This is a vivid and cautionary book that tells us all a great deal abut America’s sometimes joyous, sometimes painful, always conflicted. And ever-changing relationship with its most difficult epoch, the Civil War.” —John Hennessy

A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era

Volume 4, Judicial Decisions, 1867–1896

Edited by Thomas C. Mackey
Voices of the Civil War
Michael P. Gray, series editor

These judicial voices constitute a lasting and often overlooked aspect of the age of Abraham Lincoln. Mackey’s headnotes and introductory essays situate cases within their historical context and trace their lasting significance. In contrast to decisions handed down during the war, these judicial decisions lasted well past their immediate political and legal moment and deserve continued scholarship and scrutiny.