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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it actually helped to shape American democracy and institutions. This engaging volume explains and expands on Turner's Frontier Thesis, one of... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Henry Bibb was born in Kentucky in 1815 to an enslaved mother, and it was rumored that his father was the white Kentucky state senator James Bibb. When he was in his late 20s, Henry Bibb managed to make his way to Detroit, and from there, he slipped over the border to Canada, where he settled and founded an anti-slavery publication. In this compelling... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 21.00
Soon after winning reelection, presidents are seen as lame ducks. Why are second terms so unkind to their winners? In Obama's Agenda: The Challenges of a Second Term , author Kenneth Jost offers readers an issues-focused narrative that assesses Obama?s ability to move his second-term agenda in a highly partisan environment in Washington. From the... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95
Scholarship on African American history has changed dramatically since the publication of George Washington Williams? pioneering A History of the Negro Race in America in 1882. Organized chronologically and thematically, What is African American History? offers a concise and compelling introduction to the field of African American history as well... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 44.95
Of all the written portraits of the delegates who attended the Federal Convention of 1787, few are as complete and compelling as those penned by William Pierce Jr. (1753–89), one of four delegates from Georgia. While at the convention or shortly thereafter, Pierce produced character sketches of fifty-three of the fifty-five delegates. Although... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
The U.S. government has essentially two choices when dealing with adversarial states?isolate them or engage them. Isolate or Engage systematically examines the challenges to and opportunities for U.S. diplomatic relations with nine intensely adversarial states?China, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, U.S.S.R./Russia, Syria, Venezuela, and Vietnam:... more...
- Potomac Books 2015; US$ 39.95
The Battle of Petersburg was the culmination of the Virginia Overland campaign, which pitted the Army of the Potomac, led by Ulysses S. Grant and George Gordon Meade, against Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia. In spite of having outmaneuvered Lee, after three days of battle in which the Confederates at Petersburg were severely outnumbered,... more...