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  • Staat und politische Bildungby Gudrun Hentges; Christoph Butterwegge

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 36.95

    Im Jahre 2012 feierte die ?Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung? ihr 60-jähriges Bestehen. Sie tritt ein für die Förderung des Bewusstseins für Demokratie und politische Partizipation. 1952 unter dem Namen ?Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst? gegründet, unterstand sie dem Bundesministerium des Innern und knüpfte terminologiesch an die ?Reichszentrale... more...

  • Abe Lincoln's Hatby Martha Brenner; Donald Cook

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    Illus. in full color. Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there! more...

  • The Ideology of Slaveryby Drew Gilpin Faust

    LSU Press 1981; US$ 22.95

    In one volume, these essentially unabridged selections from the works of the proslavery apologists are now conveniently accessible to scholars and students of the antebellum South. The Ideology of Slavery includes excerpts by Thomas R. Dew, founder of a new phase of proslavery militancy; William Harper and James Henry Hammond, representatives of the... more...

  • Memoirs of My Life and Timesby John Charles Fremont

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 26.99

    Civil War general Fremont recounts his early years, when he explored the American West from 1828 to 1846 with Kit Carson. more...

  • Confederate General William Dorsey Penderby Brian Steel Wills

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In this thorough biography of Pender, noted Civil War historian Brian Steel Wills examines both the young general's military career and his domestic life. While Pender devoted himself to military service, he also embraced the Episcopal Church and was baptized before his command in the field. According to Wills, Pender had an insatiable quest for "glory"... more...

  • The Martyrdom of Abolitionist Charles Torreyby E. Fuller Torrey

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    During his brief yet remarkable career, abolitionist Charles Torrey -- called the "father of the Underground Railroad" by his peers -- assisted almost four hundred slaves in gaining their freedom. A Yale graduate and an ordained minister, Torrey set up a well-organized route for escaped slaves traveling from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia... more...

  • Halleckby Stephen E. Ambrose

    LSU Press 1996; US$ 18.95


  • More Generals in Grayby Bruce S. Allardice

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    In this masterpiece of research, a splendid supplement to Ezra J. Warner's Generals in Gray, Bruce S. Allardice brings to light a neglected class of officers: the Confederacy's "other" generals -- men who attained their rank outside the usual avenue of appointment by President Jefferson Davis and who had been virtually forgotten as a consequence.... more...

  • The Petticoat Affairby John F. Marszalek

    LSU Press 2000; US$ 20.95

    In The Petticoat Affair, prize-winning historian John F. Marszalek offers the first in--depth investigation of the earliest -- and perhaps greatest -- political sex scandal in American history. During Andrew Jackson's first term in office, Margaret Eaton, the wife of Secretary of State John Henry Eaton, was branded a "loose woman" for her unconventional... more...