Cloth and the Human Experience edited by Jane Schneider and Annette B. Weiner The content on the inside pretty much reflects exactly what the title on the outside promises: a seriously engaging essay series regarding how textiles alters humanity. And, of course, vice versa.
God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era) by George C. Rable, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0807834262/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_TqDerb0Q31ZBY
Sanitized Tape Worms -- well, as long as they're sanitized!..I remember back in the 60s when they were selling tape worms in a can of diet drink...can't remember if it was "Mooley Cooley" or something else...it didn't last long-they had to stop selling it.
Christian Ritual and the Creation of British Slave Societies, 1650-1780 (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900) by Nicholas M. Beasley, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0820336459/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_hlDerb11PGJ3Y