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  • Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slaveby Henry Bibb

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Henry Bibb was born in Kentucky in 1815 to an enslaved mother, and it was rumored that his father was the white Kentucky state senator James Bibb. When he was in his late 20s, Henry Bibb managed to make his way to Detroit, and from there, he slipped over the border to Canada, where he settled and founded an anti-slavery publication. In this compelling... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...

  • Weird John Brownby Ted A. Smith

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Conventional wisdom holds that attempts to combine religion and politics will produce unlimited violence. Concepts such as jihad, crusade, and sacrifice need to be rooted out, the story goes, for the sake of more bounded and secular understandings of violence. Ted Smith upends this dominant view, drawing on Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and others... more...

  • Fitz Leeby Edward G. Longacre

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    As the grandson of Henry ?Light-Horse Harry? Lee and the nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee?nicknamed ?Fitz??was born into one of Virginia?s most distinguished families.   Upon graduation from West Point, Fitz Lee served in the U.S. Army until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he joined the Confederate cavalry forces. After participating in... more...

  • Slavery in Alabamaby James Benson Sellers; Harriet E. Amos Doss

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Since its initial publication in 1950, Slavery in Alabama remains the only comprehensive statewide study of the institution of slavery in Alabama. Sellers concentrates on examining the social and economic aspects of how slavery operated in the state. After a brief discussion of slavery under imperial rulers of the colonial and territorial periods,... more...

  • Civil Warby Micahel Golay; John S Bowman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    America's bloodiest war was fought, not against a foreign enemy, but family against family, brother against brother, North versus South. After five long years of battlefield carnage, the institution of slavery was finally abolished and the Union preserved. In the process, many of America's now legendary figures rose to prominence President... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...

  • The Cause of All Nationsby Don H. Doyle

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed “perish from the earth.?... more...

  • Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trailby Lewis H. Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages “the genuine article—the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their... more...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...