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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Worksby Frederick Douglass

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, Frederick Douglass became a champion of the abolitionist movement after escaping to the North in 1838. Douglass later remarked upon his arrival in New York, “I have often been asked how I felt when I first found myself on free soil. And my readers may share the same curiosity.? Readers did indeed share... more...

  • Wissenschaft für den Kriegby Günter Nagel

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 105.89

    <P>Der historische Spurensucher stößt in Kummersdorf, südlich von Berlin, auf ein weitläufiges Areal ? übersät von Betonklötzen, Ruinen und verfallenen Gebäuden. Die einstige militärische Zweckbestimmung ist offenkundig. Doch was genau geschah hier? Woran wurde geforscht? Wer waren die Wissenschaftler, die in der Abgeschiedenheit der märkischen... more...

  • Lincoln's Campaign Biographiesby Thomas A. Horrocks

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    During the 1860 and 1864 presidential campaigns, Abraham Lincoln was the subject of over twenty campaign biographies. In this innovative study, Thomas A. Horrocks examines the role that these publications played in shaping an image of Lincoln that would resonate with voters and explores the vision of Lincoln that the biographies crafted, the changes... more...

  • North American Odysseyby Craig E. Colten; Geoffrey L. Buckley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 57.99

    This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and... more...

  • Civil War and Reconstructionby David C. King

    Wiley 2004; US$ 22.95

    A rare first-hand glimpse of the Civil War through the words of those who were there This exciting new addition to the American Heritage American Voices series offers young readers insights into the culture and ideas of the Civil War era through a variety of primary sources. The book includes major historical documents, such as the Gettysburg Address,... more...

  • Slavery in the Citiesby Richard C. Wade

    Oxford University Press 1967; US$ 39.99

    Attempts to show what happened to slavery in an urban environment and to reconstruct the texture of life of the Negroes who lived in bondage in the cities. more...

  • George Washingtonby Frank E. Grizzard Jr

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00

    The range of subjects discussed in this work is not limited to Washington's roles as military leader and President. It includes much about his personal and family life, his landholdings, his business dealings and his correspondents. more...

  • Civil War Americaby James A. Marten

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    The American Civil War was truly a "people's war", where neighbour fought neighbour and brother fought brother. This is a revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans - young and old, black and white, northern and southern. more...

  • The Scratch of a Penby Colin G. Calloway

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    More American territory changed hands in 1763 than in any international agreement before or since. Part of the "Pivotal Moments in American History" series, this volume surveys the transformation of the continent following the Peace of Paris, which ensured British dominance in North America but set the colonies on the road to revolution. more...

  • Drawn with the Swordby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 17.99

    This series of essays reflects on topics such as the origins of the Civil War, the war and American society, why the North won the war, Lincoln's enduring image, and the question of historians and their audiences. more...