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  • The Discovery of Guianaby Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • The Life of Abraham Lincolnby Henry Ketcham

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise to prominence. more...

  • Hospital Sketchesby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...

  • The Education of Henry Adamsby Henry Adams

    The Floating Press 1918; US$ 7.99

    The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when "the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death," Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his "Education", a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates... more...

  • Running a Thousand Miles for Freedomby William Craft; Ellen Craft

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William,... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Americaby Douglas Tallack

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The multi-volume Longman literature in English series aims to provide students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context. This book looks at cinema, painting and architecture in 20th-century America, as well as the culture of politics. more...

  • The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer Worldby Lindsey R. Swindall

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95

    By examining the development of the Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Council on African Affairs?two early civil rights organizations that have been overlooked and marginalized by the historiography of the period?Lindsey Swindall reveals how the discourse on civil rights in the southern United States also employed an internationalist, anticolonial... more...

  • A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hooverby Katherine A.S. Sibley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    With the analysis of the best scholars on this era, 29 essays demonstrate how academics then and now have addressed the political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social history of the presidents of the Republican Era of 1921-1933 - Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. This is the first historiographical treatment of a long-neglected period,... more...

  • A Connecticut Yankee in Lincoln?s Cabinetby Gideon Welles; J. Ronald Spencer

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Civil War through the eyes of a key member of Lincoln?s cabinet more...