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  • Abe Lincolnby Sterling North

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor family on the American frontier. He was a hard worker, but he wanted more than a farmer?s life. As he learned about the issues of his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the state legislature. Soon the farm boy would become the brilliant orator and admired president who finally proclaimed freedom... more...

  • Slavery in Americaby Marie Patterson

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Slavery was a complicated issue that divided the country to the point of war. Even after the war, slavery was not totally resolved. Freedom came because of the foresight of many people like Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the abolitionists who believed that people were all created equal. more...

  • Harriet Tubmanby Marie Patterson

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Harriet Tubman was a slave who dreamed of freedom from a very young age. After her escape at 29, she did everything she could to help and rescue other slaves. In her later years, she built a home to take care of elderly African Americans with no place to live and encouraged women to stand together for their rights. more...

  • Civil War Leadersby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Who were the Civil War leaders, how did they attain their positions, and why did they fight? As the details of their lives unfold, these men become more than just names from history. more...

  • Robert E. Leeby Wendy Conklin

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Robert E. Lee was considered by many to be an amazing man of character, determination, and talent. Confederate President Jefferson Davis hired him as his assistant for the war. Soon he was commanding the Army of Northern Virginia, and he commanded until his men could fight no more. In the end, he resigned with dignity and asked his men to do the same. more...

  • Why the Confederacy Lostby Gabor S. Boritt

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 19.99

    After the Civil War, someone asked General Pickett why the Battle of Gettysburg had been lost: Was it Lee's error in taking the offensive, the tardiness of Ewell and Early, or Longstreet's hesitation in attacking? Pickett scratched his head and replied, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." This simple... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slaveby Frederick Douglass; Deborah E. McDowell

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Frederick Douglass's Narrative recounts his life as a slave in Maryland and escape to freedom in 1838. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author. It is here reprinted with contexualizing source material and other writings by Douglass, as well as an introduction discussing... more...

  • Commanders of the Civil Warby George A Scott

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.99

    Entering the service on either side at various ranks and from all walks of life, thousands of men commanded as officers over the course of the Civil War. Some rose meteorically to high rank, while others ended their service considerably lower than their initial commission. The select group of forty-four commanders included in this book all served at... more...

  • Second Manassasby Scott Patchan

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 26.95

    The turning point of one of the Civil War's most crucial battles more...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the... more...