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- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 27.50
The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states. Revered today for articulating America?s founding principles, the first ten amendments?the Bill of Rights?was in fact a political... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 14.99
We know--and love--the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. But our first government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis. So when a group of men traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to save a nation in danger of collapse, they had no great expectations for the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
In these moving stories if Angelina Grimké Weld, wife of abolitionist Theodore Weld, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Julia Dent grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, Carol Berkin reveals how women understood the cataclysmic events of their day. Their stories, taken together, help reconstruct the era of the Civil... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 450.00
A reference work that spans the entire scope of American literature, from the colonial period onwards. It includes entries reflecting writers, works, literary movements, and more that high school students and undergraduates are likely to encounter. It also includes bibliographies listing key critical and biographical resources. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 16.99
Indian, European, and African women of seventeenth and eighteenth-century America were defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves. They were also - as traditional scholarship tends to omit - as important as men in shaping American culture and history. This remarkable work is a gripping portrait... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict. The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95
From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (?Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don?t miss it.??Thomas Fleming) and Civil War Wives (?Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.??Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 19.99
Part I: Three Eras of U.S. Women's History. 1. Women in Colonial and Revolutionary America, Carol Berkin (Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center). 2. Women in Nineteenth Century America, Cindy Lobel (Lehman College). 3. Women in Twentieth Century America, Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College). Part Two: Conceptualizing Issues in U.S. Women's... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.80
Women in Early America , edited by Thomas A. Foster, tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the Republic. This volume goes beyond the familiar stories of Pocahontas or Abigail Adams, recovering the lives and experiences of lesser-known women?both... more...