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  • The Shoemaker and the Tea Partyby Alfred F. Young

    Beacon Press 2001; US$ 24.00

    George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event,... more...

  • Midnight Risingby Tony Horwitz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 18.99

    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011 A Boston Globe BestNonfiction Book of 2011 Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry... 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...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. William Dean Howells... 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...

  • A Patriot's History of the United Statesby Larry Schweikart; Michael Patrick Allen

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 25.00

    For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America?s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America?s patriots and the achievements of ?dead white men. As a result, more emphasis is placed... more...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • The Plantation Mistressby Catherine Clinton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the... more...

  • Hegemony or Survivalby Noam Chomsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    Hegemony or Survival is Noam Chomsky's essential polemic on American foreign policy. Noam Chomsky, the world's foremost intellectual activist, presents an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow. From the funding of repressive regimes to the current 'war... more...