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Civil War History

  • Jules Archer. A House Divided. The Lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. New York: Scholastic, 1995.
  • Alan Brinkley. The Unfinished Nation. A Concise History of the American People. New York: McGraw-Hill, 21997.
  • Harold Underwood Faulkner/Tyler Kepner. America. Its History and People. Part 1, Washington: Harpers & Brothers, 1944.
  • Arthur Herman. Propheten des Niedergangs. Der Endzeitmythos im westlichen Denken. Berlin: Propyläen 1998. (The Idea of Decline in Western History. The Free Press: NY 1997.)
  • James M. McPherson. For Cause & Comrades. Why Men Fought in the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
  • Milton Meltzer, ed. Letters from the Civil War: A Documentary History of the Great American Conflict. New York: Thomas Y. Cowell, 1989.
  • George B. Tindall/David E. Shi: America. A Narrative History. New York: Norton, 1989.


  • Aristotle. Politics. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Jonathan Culler. Literary Theory. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997/2000.
  • Michel Foucault. Die Ordnung der Dinge. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1997. (Les mots et les choses. Paris: Gallimard, 1966.)
  • Otfried Höffe. Aristoteles. München: C.H. Beck, 21999.
  • David A. Hollinger. Postethnic America. New York: BasicBooks, 1995.
  • Ross C Murfin. "What is deconstruction?" Henry James. The Turn of the Screw. Ed. Peter G. Beidler. Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series. Ed. Ross C Murfin. Boston, N.Y.: Bedford-St. Martin's, 1995. 179-192.
  • Karl Popper. Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde. Band I+II. UTB: Tübingen 71992. (The Open Society and its Enemies, Volumes I & II. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1945.)
  • Henry David Thoreau. "Resistance to Civil Government". Nina Baym et al, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 4th ed., shorter. N.Y.: Norton, 1995, 773-788.
  • Hayden White, "The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality", The Content and the Form. Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989, 1-10.


  • Theodore W. Allen. The Invention of the White Race. Vol. I: Racial Oppression and Social Control. London/New York: Verso, 31998.
  • Frederick Douglass. "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself" (Excerpts). Nina Baym et al, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 4th ed., shorter. N.Y.: Norton, 1995, 885-916.
  • Paul Finkelman. Slavery and the Founders. Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1996.
  • Philip Fisher. Hard Facts. Setting and Form of the American Novel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  • Eric Foner. The Story of American Freedom. New York/London: W.W. Norton, 1998.
  • George M. Frederickson. "Romantic Racialism in the North". Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Ed. Elizabeth Ammons. New York: Norton, 1994, 429-438.
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Figures in Black. Words, Signs, and the "Racial" Self. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1987,
  • Jean R. Soderlund. "United States: The North". A Historical Guide to World Slavery. Ed. Seymour Drescher and Stanley L. Engerman. New York/Oxford, 1998.
  • Eric J. Sundquist. "Slavery, Revolution, and the American Renaissance". The American Renaissance Reconsidered. Ed. Walter Benn Michaels and Donald E. Pease. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
  • Albert Wirz. Sklaverei und kapitalistisches Weltsystem. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1984.

Military History

  • John Keegan. The Mask of Command. London: Jonathan Cape, 1987.
  • David Herbert Donald (ed.). Why the North Won the Civil War. New York: Touchstone, 1960/1996.


  • Stephen Crane. The Red Badge of Courage [1895]. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.
  • Joyce Hansen. I Though My Soul Would Rise and Fly. The Diary of Patsy, A Freed Girl. New York: Scholastic, 1997.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Ed. Elizabeth Ammons. New York: Norton, 1994.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Babylon 5. Executive Produced by J. Michael Straczynski, Douglas Netter. Perf. Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan. Babylonian Productions, 1993-1999.
  • Legends of the Fall. Screenplay by Susan Shilliday, Bill Wittliff. Dir. Edward Zwick. Perf. Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond. Columbia Tristar, 1994.
  • Star Trek: Insurrection. Screenplay by Michael Piller. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry. Dir. Jonathan Frakes. Perf. Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Donna Murphy. Paramount, 1998.
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