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  • Twelve Years A Slaveby Solomon Northup

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 5.99

    First published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is the narrative of Solomon Northup?s experience as a freeman sold into slavery, having spent twelve years in bondage before finally escaping. Northup?s memoir reveals unimaginable details, detailing the slave markets and horrors of life on a plantation from the perspective of a man who lived more than... more...

  • Victory at Gettysburgby Glenn W. LaFantasie

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the war. As a turning point in the war, Gettysburg had a different effect on each person.Victory at Gettysburg captures the human drama of the war and shows how... more...

  • The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic Worldby Nathaniel Millett

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Nathaniel Millett examines how the Prospect Bluff maroons constructed their freedom, shedding light on the extent to which they could fight physically and intellectually to claim their rights. Millett considers the legacy of the Haitian Revolution, the growing influence of abolitionism, and the period?s changing interpretations of race, freedom, and... more...

  • A Great and Good Manby John P. Kaminski; Jill Adair McCaughan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 18.99

    A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become, after his death, a true symbol of the American republic. This selection of materials, many reprinted for the first time since the eighteenth... more...

  • Beneath a Northern Skyby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 25.99

    Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. In Beneath a Northern Sky , eminent Civil War historian Steven E. Woodworth offers a balanced and thorough overview of the entire battle, its drama, and its meaning. From Lee's decision to take his heretofore successful Army of Northern... more...

  • Between Slavery and Freedomby Howard Jr. McGary; Bill E. Lawson

    Indiana University Press 1993; US$ 11.99

    Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, Between Slavery and Freedom explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political concepts?oppression, paternalism, resistance, political obligation, citizenship, and forgiveness. The authors use analytical philosophy as well... more...

  • Lincoln's Sacred Effortby Lucas E. Morel

    Lexington Books 2000; US$ 39.99

    Lucas Morel examines what the public life of Abraham Lincoln teaches about the role of religion in a self-governing society. Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to accommodate and direct religious sentiment toward responsible self-government. As a successful republic requires a moral or self-controlled people,... more...

  • The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstructionby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.99

    The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction brings alive this decisive period in American history by taking the reader beyond the realm of generals, presidents, and the other towering figures of history and introducing fourteen individuals who represent the variety of people who made up the great mass of the nation in the middle of the... more...

  • Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in Americaby Jr. August H. Nimtz

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 44.99

    While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx, unlike Tocqueville, not only recognized that the overthrow of slavery and the cessation of racial oppression were central to democracy's realization... more...

  • The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861by James L. Abrahamson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 33.99

    This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government as they maligned Northerners and found sinister intent in federal policy. But equally as adamant on the opposite side were the determined abolitionists... more...