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- Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99
When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Finally, with the help of a Canadian abolitionist, he was rescued and reunited with his family in New York.... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 30.00
Despite the immense body of literature about the American Civil War and its causes, the nation?s western involvement in the approaching conflict often gets short shrift. Slavery was the catalyst for fiery rhetoric on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and fiery conflicts on the western edges of the nation. Driven by questions regarding the place of... more...
- Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 39.99
Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world?s most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation?s capital... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99
The Creole Affair is the story of the most successful slave rebellion in modern history. The Creole Affair is just as importantly a story of diplomacy: of two extraordinary non-professional diplomats who cleverly resolved the tensions arising from this historic slave uprising that, had it been allowed to escalate, had the potential for catastrophe.... more...
Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project [3 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 294.00
For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine?and understand?specific aspects of slave life and culture. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 79.00
Intended for high school and undergraduate students, this work provides an engaging overview of the abolitionist movement that allows readers to consider history more directly through more than 20 primary source documents. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99
The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell details these compelling events in this unusual history book. He explains how the election of James K. Polk assured the expansion that brought... more...