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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

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  • 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...

  • John Adamsby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning, bestselling biography of America?s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often... more...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War. Stephen B. Oates, the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Jacobs; Nell Irvin Painter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Grimké Sisters from South Carolinaby Gerda Lerner

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 35.95

    A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimke explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South 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...

  • Running a Thousand Miles for Freedomby William Craft; Ellen Craft

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William,... more...

  • The Second War With England, Volume Iby Joel T. Headley

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Settle in for nonstop wartime action in this encyclopedic account of the War of 1812. The first of two volumes penned by esteemed author and journalist Joel T. Headley on the topic, this book takes you right onto the battlefield and then zooms out for an analytical take on tactics and strategy. more...