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BOOKS IN HISTORY

2018

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American History Eisenhower Becoming the Leader of the Free World

Louis Galambos How a small-town boy from Kansas became the leader of the free world. 2018

296 pp., 14 halftones, 1 map $26.95 hc

978-1-4214-2504-7

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Waterfront Manhattan From Henry Hudson to the High Line

Kurt C. Schlichting The waterfront was the key to New York City’s growth and prosperity. 2018

256 pp., 26 halftones, 22 maps, 1 chart $24.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2523-8

Your Maryland Little-Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains

Ric Cottom Four centuries of Maryland’s history in one colorful and dramatic volume. 2017

256 pp., 18 b&w illus., 1 map

978-1-4214-2405-7

$22.95 pb

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Rainy Lake House Twilight of Empire on the Northern Frontier

Theodore Catton A fateful encounter between three backwoodsmen on the British– American–Indian frontier leads to the pursuit of wealth—and tragedy. 2017

424 pp., 3 maps

978-1-4214-2292-3

$32.95 hc

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Uncompromising Activist Richard Greener, First Black Graduate of Harvard College

Katherine Reynolds Chaddock  Johns Hopkins University Press  2

Almost forgotten until his papers were discovered in a Chicago attic, Richard Greener was a pioneer who broke educational and professional barriers for black citizens. He was also a man caught between worlds. 2017

216 pp., 7 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2329-6

$24.95 hc

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American History The Class of ‘74 Congress after Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship

John A. Lawrence A thought-provoking look at the game-changing congressional Class of 1974. 2018

408 pp., 20 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2469-9

$29.95 hc

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The Kremlinologist Llewellyn E Thompson, America’s Man in Cold War Moscow

Jenny Thompson and Sherry Thompson An Owl in a Hawk’s World: Top diplomat Llewellyn E Thompson was everywhere the Cold War was.

Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs Martin J. Sherwin, Series Editor 2018

608 pp., 48 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2454-5

$39.95 pb

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Civil War Memories Contesting the Past in the United States since 1865

Robert J. Cook Why has the Civil War continued to influence American life so profoundly? 2017

288 pp.

978-1-4214-2349-4

$24.95 pb

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The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox Phillip Hamilton Love and marriage during the Revolutionary War through the letters of Lucy and Henry Knox. 2017

224 pp., 4 b&w photos, 1 map $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2345-6

Born in the Country David B. Danbom The definitive history of life in rural America.

Revisiting Rural America, Pete Daniel and Mary C. Neth, Series Founders 2017

304 pp., 10 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2335-7

$32.95 pb

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A History of Rural America third edition


American History In the Looking Glass Mirrors and Identity in Early America

Rebecca K. Shrum How mirrors shaped human identity in North America from the earliest European explorations. 2017

232 pp., 52 halftones, 1 line drawing $54.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2312-8

Undermined in Coal Country On the Measures in a Working Land

Bill Conlogue “Bill Conlogue’s insightful book masterfully takes stock of transformations in the region’s present by uncovering much of its forgotten past.”—John Bodnar, author of Our Towns: Remembering Community in Indiana 2017

240 pp., 19 b&w photos, 2 maps $32.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2318-0

A Bloodless Victory The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory

Joseph F. Stoltz III Exploring the changing narrative of the Battle of New Orleans through two centuries of commemoration.

Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812, Donald R. Hickey, Series Editor 2017

192 pp., 13 halftones

978-1-4214-2302-9

$39.95 hc

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Young William James Thinking Paul J. Croce How did youthful struggle give rise to the William James of philosophical legend and popularity? 2017

392 pp., 16 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2365-4

$54.95 hc

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The Remarkable Lives of George A. Lucas and His Art Collection

Stanley Mazaroff The gripping biography of a man and his passion for art. 2018

352 pp., 36 color illus., 72 b&w illus., 1 line drawing $64.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2444-6


American History The Secret History of the Jersey Devil How Quakers, Hucksters, and Benjamin Franklin Created a Monster

Brian Regal and Frank J. Esposito A provocative look at the mystery surrounding the Jersey Devil, a beast born in colonial times that haunts the corners of the Pine Barrens—and the American imagination—to this day. 2018

160 pp., 17 halftones, 1 map

978-1-4214-2489-7

$24.95 hc

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Switching Sides How a Generation of Historians Lost Sympathy for the Victims of the Salem Witch Hunt

Tony Fels Why have so many recent scholars of colonial witchcraft written sympathetically about the accusers while ignoring their victims? 2017

280 pp., 3 maps, 3 charts, 1 graph $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2437-8

HOW THINGS WORKED Robin Einhorn and Richard R. John, Series Editors Democracy’s Schools

The New Deal’s Forest Army

Before the Refrigerator

The Rise of Public Education in America

How the Civilian Conservation Corps Worked

How We Used to Get Ice

Johann N. Neem The unknown history of American public education. 2017

256 pp., 9 halftones

978-1-4214-2321-0

$22.95 pb

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Benjamin F. Alexander How the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed, rejuvenated, and protected American forests and parks at the height of the Great Depression.

Jonathan Rees How increased access to ice— decades before refrigeration— transformed American life. 2018 136 pp. 10 b&w illus., 2 maps

978-1-4214-2459-0

$19.95 pb

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2018 192 pp. 16 b&w illus., 1 line drawing

978-1-4214-2456-9

$19.95 pb

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American History Building Washington Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790–1840

Robert J. Kapsch A richly illustrated behind-the-scenes tour of how the nation’s capital was built. 2018

384 pp., 38 color illus., 83 b&w illus. $69.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2487-3

Proving Ground Expertise and Appalachian Landscapes

Edward Slavishak Disrupting the intervenor narrative in Appalachian studies. 2018

240 pp., 16 b&w illus.

978-1-4214-2539-9

$49.95 hc

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The Second Seminole War and the Limits of American Aggression C. S. Monaco A major new study of a costly and influential Jacksonian-era war. 2018

304 pp., 10 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2481-1

$39.95 hc

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Sarah Gray Cary from Boston to Grenada Shifting Fortunes of an American Family, 1764–1826

Susan Clair Imbarrato Follow the changing fortunes of an early American family living through tumultuous times. 2018

248 pp., 9 b&w illus., 2 maps $54.95 hc

978-1-4214-2461-3

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American History

WITNESS TO HISTORY Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer, Series Editors John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835–1850 Peter Charles Hoffer Examining the congressional debates on antislavery petitions before the Civil War. 2017

120 pp., 11 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2388-3

$17.95 pb

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Selma’s Bloody Sunday Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality

Robert A. Pratt The march from Selma to Montgomery starkly illustrated the claims of the civil rights movement—and the raw brutality of the forces arrayed against it. 2016

160 pp., 10 halftones

978-1-4214-2160-5

$19.95 pb

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The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 Testing the Constitution

Terri Diane Halperin What happens to democracy when dissent is treated as treason? 2016

168 pp., 2 halftones, 3 line drawings $19.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-1969-5

The Fate of the Revolution Virginians Debate the Constitution

Lorri Glover The gripping story of Virginia’s fraught ratification of the U.S. Constitution. 2016

216 pp., 5 halftones, 4 line drawings $19.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2002-8

Hell Before Their Very Eyes John C. McManus The life-altering experiences of the American soldiers who liberated three Nazi concentration camps. 2015

208 pp., 10 b&w photos

978-1-4214-1765-3

$19.95 pb

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American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945


American History New in Paperback The Baltimore Elite Giants Sport and Society in the Age of Negro League Baseball

Bob Luke The true story of the Baltimore Elite Giants. 2009 208 pp., 41 halftones

978-1-4214-2430-9

$19.95 pb

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The Notorious Mrs. Clem Murder and Money in the Gilded Age

Wendy Gamber Was Nancy Clem a respectable Indianapolis housewife— or a cold-blooded double murderess? 2016

320 pp., 7 halftones, 12 line drawings $18.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2427-9

Ethical Imperialism Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965–2009

Zachary M. Schrag “A powerful indictment of the IRB regime.”—Law and Politics Book Review 2010

264 pp.

978-1-4214-2402-6

$24.95 pb

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Reading the Market Genres of Financial Capitalism in Gilded Age America

Peter Knight America’s fascination with the stock market dates back to the Gilded Age.

New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History Jeffrey Sklansky, Series Editor 2016

336 pp., 19 halftones

978-1-4214-2521-4

$24.95 pb

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Envisioning Black Colleges A History of the United Negro College Fund  Johns Hopkins University Press  8

Marybeth Gasman foreword by John R. Thelin

“A vivid and comprehensive account of the history of the United Negro College Fund.”—Teachers College Record 2007

288 pp., 26 halftones, 3 line drawings $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2514-6


European History Victorians Undone Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum

Kathryn Hughes “Intriguing, gleefully contentious and—appropriately enough—fizzing with life, Victorians Undone is the most original history book I have read in a long while.”—The Daily Mail 2018

432 pp., 65 halftones, 1 map, 22 color plates $29.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2570-2

Playboys and Mayfair Men Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London

Angus McLaren The shocking true story of a diamond theft gone wrong. 2017

272 pp., 9 b&w photos, 1 map

978-1-4214-2347-0

$24.95 hc

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Northern Italy in the Roman World From the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity

Carolynn E. Roncaglia An in-depth study of how the Roman Empire influenced life, culture, and politics in northern Italy. 2018

256 pp., 10 halftones, 4 maps $44.95 hc

978-1-4214-2519-1

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Moralizing the Market How Gaullist France Embraced the US Model of Securities Regulation

Yves-Marie Péréon A novel historical perspective on how stock markets influence each other internationally. 2018

224 pp.

978-1-4214-2485-9

$64.95 hc

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Persian Interventions The Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450–386 BCE

John O. Hyland Persia’s relations with Greek city-states provide a fascinating case study in ancient imperialism. 2017

272 pp., 4 maps

978-1-4214-2370-8

$54.95 hc

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Warrior Pursuits Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France

Brian Sandberg Examines how warrior nobles’ practices of violence shaped provincial society and the royal state. 2010

424 pp., 12 halftones, 1 line drawing $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2398-2

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine From Madman to Crime Fighter The Scientist in Western Culture

Roslynn D. Haynes The story of the scientist in Western culture, from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers. 2017

424 pp., 23 halftones

978-1-4214-2304-3

$34.95 pb

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Creatures Born of Mud and Slime The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation

Daryn Lehoux How did the concept of spontaneous generation survive for so long?

Singleton Center Books in Premodern Europe 2017

192 pp., 1 halftone

978-1-4214-2381-4

$44.95 hc

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Tiger Check Automating the US Air Force Fighter Pilot in Air-to-Air Combat, 1950–1980

Steven A. Fino How did American fighter pilots respond to the challenges posed by increasing automation? 2017

448 pp., 45 b&w photos, 30 line drawings $79.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2327-2

Hydrocarbon Nation How Energy Security Made Our Nation Great and Climate Security Will Save Us

Thor Hogan Understanding the complex history of US fossil fuel use can help us build a sustainable future. 2018

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448 pp., 19 line drawings, 2 charts $59.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2506-1

The Problem with Pilots How Physicians, Engineers, and Airpower Enthusiasts Redefined Flight

Timothy P. Schultz An illuminating look at how human vulnerability led to advances in aviation technology. 2018

280 pp., 10 halftones

978-1-4214-2479-8

$44.95 hc

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race

Priscilla J. McMillan foreword by Martin J. Sherwin, coauthor of the Pulitzer Prize–winning American Prometheus

The true story of the government conspiracy to bring down J. Robert Oppenheimer, America’s most famous scientist.

Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs Martin J. Sherwin, Series Editor 2018

416 pp., 23 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2567-2

$29.95 pb

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Our Germans Project Paperclip and the National Security State

Brian E. Crim A gripping history of one of the United States’ most controversial Cold War intelligence operations. 2018

264 pp., 12 b&w photos

978-1-4214-2439-2

$39.95 hc

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The Textbook and the Lecture Education in the Age of New Media

Norm Friesen Why do the basic technologies of education—the book and the lecture— endure in our digital age?

Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology 2017

192 pp., 25 halftones, 5 line drawings $32.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2433-0

A Telephone for the World Iridium, Motorola, and the Making of a Global Age

Martin Collins In a post–Cold War world, the Iridium satellite network revealed a new age of globalization. 2018

280 pp., 18 b&w photos, 5 line drawings $44.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2483-5

Back on Track American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1965–2015 A fascinating account of one of America’s most important industries and its dangers.

Hagley Library Studies in Business,Technology, and Politics Richard R. John and Erik Rau, Series Editors 2018

304 pp., 26 b&w photos, 17 line drawings $59.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2415-6

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Instrumental Intimacy

Fixing the Poor

EEG Wearables and Neuroscientific Control

Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century

Melissa M. Littlefield

Molly Ladd-Taylor

A critical examination of the rise of wearable EEG monitors. 2018

176 pp., 12 halftones

978-1-4214-2465-1

$44.95 hc

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How state welfare politics—not just concerns with “race improvement”—led to eugenic sterilization practices. 2017

304 pp., 10 halftones, 2 maps, 1 graph

978-1-4214-2372-2

$54.95 hc

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On the Other Hand Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History

Howard I. Kushner Does being left-handed make a person different in any way that matters? 2017

216 pp., 15 halftones, 4 line drawings

978-1-4214-2333-3

$26.95 hc

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Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion Gary B. Ferngren and Ekaterina N. Lomperis An indispensible collection of sources chronicling the relationship between medicine and religion from ancient to modern times. 2017

296 pp.

978-1-4214-2290-9

$32.95 pb

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The Lomidine Files The Untold Story of a Medical Disaster in Colonial Africa

Guillaume Lachenal translated by Noémi Tousignant

Tracing the nightmarish effects of the “wonder drug” Lomidine in preventing sleeping sickness in Africa. 2017

240 pp., 15 b&w photos, 2 maps

978-1-4214-2323-4

$34.95 hc

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Burdens of War Creating the United States Veterans Health System

Jessica L. Adler Drawing readers into a critical debate about the level of responsibility America bears for wounded service members, Burdens of War is a unique and moving case study.

Reconfiguring American Political History Ronald P. Formisano, Paul Bourke, Donald DeBats, and Paula M. Baker, Series Founders 2017

368 pp., 4 b&w photos, 3 b&w illus., 1 map, 6 graphs

978-1-4214-2287-9

$49.95 hc

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Artificial Hearts The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology

Shelley McKellar A comprehensive history of the development of artificial hearts in the United States. 2018

376 pp., 32 b&w illus., 9 color plates $54.95 hc Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2355-5

Imperfect Pregnancies A History of Birth Defects and Prenatal Diagnosis

Ilana Löwy How has prenatal testing, once offered only for high-risk pregnancies, become standard medical care for pregnant women today? 2017

296 pp.

978-1-4214-2363-0

$44.95 hc

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Cesarean Section An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence

Jacqueline H. Wolf Cesarean Section is the definitive history of this surgical procedure and its use in North America. 2018

368 pp., 17 halftones, 8 graphs

978-1-4214-2552-8

$49.95 hc

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New in Paperback DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton Geology and Power in Early New York

David I. Spanagel How did geology and politics inform scientific ideas and contribute to New York’s prominence in the early nineteenth century? 2014

284 pp., 7 halftones, 3 line drawings $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

978-1-4214-2400-2

Making Tobacco Bright Creating an American Commodity, 1617–1937

Barbara Hahn

Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology Merritt Roe Smith, Series Editor 2011

248 pp., 21 b&w illus.

978-1-4214-2522-1

$19.95 pb

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In her sweeping history of the American tobacco industry, Hahn traces the emergence of the tobacco plant’s many varietal types, arguing that they are products not of nature but of economic relations and continued and intense market regulation.


History of Science, Technology, and Medicine New in Paperback The Cybernetics Moment Immunity Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age

Ronald R. Kline How did cybernetics and information theory arise, and how did they come to dominate fields as diverse as engineering, biology, and the social sciences?

New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History, Jeffrey Sklansky, Series Editor 2015

352 pp., 6 halftones, 4 line drawings

978-1-4214-2424-8

$24.95 pb

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The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God Massimo Mazzotti The fascinating true story of female mathematician Maria Agnesi.

Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics Ronald Calinger, Series Editor 2007

240 pp., 7 halftones

978-1-4214-2515-3

$24.95 pb

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The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs David S. Barnes “Tells an intriguing tale and prompts us to ask how our own cultural contexts affect our views and actions regarding environmental and infectious scourges here and now.” —New England Journal of Medicine 2006 328 pp., 11 halftones, 4 line drawings

978-1-4214-2565-8

$34.95 pb

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Pathologist of the Mind Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry  Johns Hopkins University Press  14

S. D. Lamb “Many, perhaps most, psychiatrists know that Meyer is an important figure in American psychiatry, but usually don’t quite know why. Dr. Lamb’s superb book makes the reasons pellucidly clear.”—Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2014

320 pp., 16 halftones, 6 line drawings

978-1-4214-2513-9

$22.95 pb

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William E. Paul, MD A leading figure in immunology takes readers inside the remarkably powerful human immune system. 2015

280 pp., 14 halftones, 10 line drawings

978-1-4214-2528-3

$18.95 pb

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Engineering Victory How Technology Won the Civil War

Thomas F. Army, Jr. “A comprehensive, highly erudite history of military engineering in the Civil War. The standard work against which all others are measured.”—Michael C. C. Adams, author of Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War

Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology Merritt Roe Smith, Series Editor 2016

392 pp., 18 halftones, 10 maps

978-1-4214-2516-0

$24.95 pb

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Journals Eighteenth Century Studies Sean Moore, Editor Published quarterly, Volume 51 (2018) Print ISSN: 0013-2586 Online ISSN: 1086-315X

Technology and Culture Suzanne Moon, Editor-in-Chief Published quarterly, Volume 59 (2018) Print ISSN: 0040-165X Online ISSN: 1097-3729

American Jewish History Kirsten Fermaglich, Adam Mendelsohn and Daniel Soyer, Editors Published quarterly, Volume 102 (2018) Print ISSN: 0164-0178 Online ISSN: 1086-3141

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History Clare Anderson, Editor Published online three times a year, Volume 19 (2018) Online ISSN: 1532-5768

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