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  • The Frontier in American Historyby Frederick Jackson Turner

    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...

  • Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slaveby Henry Bibb

    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...

  • Woodrow Wilson and the World Warby Charles Seymour; Allen Johnson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    From the current vantage point, World War I was but one of a series of global military conflicts that defined the political landscape of the twentieth century. However, in the immediate aftermath of the war, it represented a seismic shift after which nothing would ever be the same again. This probing analysis penned just after the war's end focuses... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    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...

  • Obama's Agendaby Kenneth Jost

    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...

  • Why Lincoln Laughedby Russell H. Conwell

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Though he would later achieve widespread acclaim as a popular minister and writer, when he was a young man serving in the Union army, Russell Conwell had a chance encounter with then-President Lincoln. Over the course of their conversation, Conwell was able to gain a great deal of insight into Lincoln's unique personality and sense of humor. His... more...

  • Corridor Talk to Culture Historyby Regna Darnell; Frederic W. Gleach

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Histories of Anthropology Annual series presents diverse perspectives on the discipline?s history within a global context, with a goal of increasing awareness and use of historical approaches in teaching, learning, and doing anthropology. Critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology... more...

  • Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek Warby Susan M. Abram

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Creek War of 1813?1814 is studied primarily as an event that impacted its two main antagonists, the defending Creeks in what is now the State of Alabama and the expanding young American republic. Scant attention has been paid to how the United States? Cherokee allies contributed to the war and how the war transformed their society. In Forging... 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...