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  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movementby Barbara Ransby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Game Changeby John Heilemann; Mark Halperin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?It?s one of the best books on politics of any kind I?ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22 .? ? The Financial Times   ?It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National Enquirer is true?.More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: their frailties, egos and... more...

  • The River Flows Onby Walter C. Rucker

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    The River Flows On offers an impressively broad examination of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding... more...

  • Lee's Last Retreatby William Marvel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 23.99

    Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox more...

  • America's Response to Chinaby Warren I. Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    America's Response to China has long been the standard resource for a succinct, historically grounded assessment of an increasingly complicated relationship. Written by one of America's leading diplomatic historians, this book analyzes the concerns and conceptions that have shaped U.S.-China policy and examines their far-reaching outcomes. Warren... more...

  • The Battle of Yorktown, 1781: A Reassessmentby John D. Grainger

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 99.00

    An accessible and authoritative account of the battle of Yorktown (1781), the last major battle in the American War of Independence, where an outnumbered British Army surrendered to American forces under George Washington and their French allies. more...

  • Redcoats and Rebelsby Christopher Hibbert

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99

    This book provides a thorough introduction to the War of American Independence. Told with great authority and clarity the book describes and details the effects of each notable event from 1770 to 1781. The book examines each of the major battles and skirmishes but does not get bogged down in deep analysis of battle formations and strategies. Instead... more...

  • Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movementby Robbie Lieberman; Clarence Lang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00

    This collection of essays looks at the impact of anticommunism on black political culture during the early years of the Cold War, with an eye toward local and individual stories that offer insight into larger national and international issues. more...

  • The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpensby Melissa A. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independence, but backcountry devotion to the Patriot cause was slow in coming. Decades of animosity between coastal... more...