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  • 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...

  • Facing Americaby Shirley Samuels

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 64.99

    Exploring how the face and body of America were imagined both physically and metaphorically during the Civil War, this book shows how visual iconography affected changes in postbellum gendered and racialised identifications of the nation. more...

  • Intimate Strategies of the Civil Warby Carol K. Bleser; Lesley J. Gordon

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    The wives of Civil war commanders had widely divergent roles in their marriages before, during, and after the war - some wives changed their roles as their husbands gained prominence. This study brings the field of Women's Studies to Civil War history to show that their were many cultural battles simultaneously occurring on the home front. more...

  • Slavery and the Making of Americaby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    Assesses the economic, cultural, and social implications of the enslavement of Africans in America, and includes profiles of both well-known and lesser-known historical figures. more...

  • The Grimke Sisters from South Carolinaby Gerda Lerner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.50

    The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke encountered many obstacles and leapt many hurdles in pursuing their anti-slavery work. Their greatest accomplishment was overcoming the ubiquitous prejudices of society in regard to women. Indeed, they were the first women to take to the public platform and... 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...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby R. B. Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a great political figure, but as... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln Graphic Biographyby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support... more...

  • John Wesley North and the Reform Frontierby Merlin Stonehouse

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 67.50

    This biography is the absorbing and significant story of a frontier life in America in the nineteenth century. John Wesley North was a carpetbagger in the best sense of the word, and professor Stonehouse points out that no fallacy is more persistent in Am more...