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  • Growing Up in Slaveryby Yuval Taylor

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Ten slavesall under the age of 19tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full-length autobiographies. These accounts,selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age livingin the not-so-distant past, includestories of young slavestorn from their mothers and... 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...

  • The Debate Over Slaveryby David F. Ericson

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 27.00

    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$ 25.00

    ?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...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    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 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$ 219.95 US$ 190.62

    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...

  • The Second War With England, Volume Iby Joel T. Headley

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Settle in for nonstop wartime action in this encyclopedic account of the War of 1812. The first of two volumes penned by esteemed author and journalist Joel T. Headley on the topic, this book takes you right onto the battlefield and then zooms out for an analytical take on tactics and strategy. more...

  • Major General Alexander M. McCook, USAby Wayne Fanebust

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Alexander M. McCook, one of the youngest major generals in the Union army, was a member of a patriotic family from Ohio that became known as the "Fighting McCooks." He participated in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Civil War, including Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga. In battle, McCook could be rash and... more...