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  • Aufbrüche nach dem Zusammenbruchby Alexander Freund

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2004; US$ 25.48

    Millionen Deutsche wollten nach dem 2. Weltkrieg »raus aus Europa!« ? so eine Schlagzeile von 1949. Knapp eine Million Menschen wanderte dann in den 1950er Jahren tatsächlich nach Übersee aus, die meisten in die USA und nach Kanada. Über diese größte Auswanderungsbewegung aus Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert ist nur wenig bekannt. Auf der Grundlage von... 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...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 22.10

    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...

  • The Debate Over Slaveryby David F. Ericson

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    Frederick Douglass and George Fitzhugh disagreed on virtually every major issue of the day. On slavery, women's rights, and the preservation of the Union their opinions were diametrically opposed. Where Douglass thundered against the evils of slavery, Fitzhugh counted its many alleged blessings in ways that would make modern readers cringe. What then... more...

  • The Political Thought of Frederick Douglassby Nicholas Buccola

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 22.10

    ·        ?Serves as a roadmap for navigating ongoing tensions that persist in twenty-first-century liberalism.? ? Mark E. Kann, author of Punishmen, Prisons, and Patriarchy ·        ?Amplifies our understanding of Douglass's normative political imagination.? ? Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., author of Civic Liberalism ·       ... more...

  • The Sugar Mastersby Richard Follett

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95

    Focusing on the master-slave relationship in Louisiana's antebellum sugarcane country, The Sugar Masters explores how a modern, capitalist mind-set among planters meshed with old-style paternalistic attitudes to create one of the South's most insidiously oppressive labor systems. As author Richard Follett vividly demonstrates, the agricultural paradise... more...

  • Ending the Civil Warby Benton Rain Patterson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    Dramatically and authentically, using eyewitness accounts where possible, this book recounts the final 13 months of the Civil War, a year in which a new U.S. Army general in chief was appointed, a new course for the war was charted, a massive new campaign was begun, the abolition of slavery was confirmed by the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, and the... more...

  • A Companion to George Washingtonby Edward G. Lengel

    Wiley 2012; US$ 212.95

    Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, A Companion to George Washington features a collection of original readings from scholars and popular historians that shed new light on all aspects of the life of George Washington.... more...

  • Der SD-Mann Johannes Schmidtby Rainer Orth

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 22.89

    Hauptbeschreibung "Man hat mich gewarnt, dass mir Gefahr drohe. Aber ein preußischer Offizier fürchtet sich nicht!" (Kurt von Schleicher am Tag vor seiner Ermordung). Kurt von Schleicher war der wohl glückloseste Kanzler, den Deutschland je hatte: Nach einer Amtszeit von nicht einmal zwei Monaten musste er am 28. Januar 1933 seinen Platz räumen und... more...