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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...

  • Harriet Tubmanby Rosemary Sadlier

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 9.99

    Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820-1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Her success encouraged enslaved Africans to make the brave break for freedom and reinforced the belief held by abolitionists in the potential of black freedom and independence. more...

  • Dearest Friendby Lynne Withey

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 18.00

    The lively, authoritative, New York Times bestselling biography of Abigail Adams. This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, Dearest Friend captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both... 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 It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    American author, journalist and all-around renaissance man Joel T. Headley was a detail-oriented historian and interpreter of cultures and events who wrote about dozens of conflicts, historical figures, and geographical locations during the course of his remarkable career. This exhaustive account of the War of 1812 will enthrall history buffs and fans... more...

  • Liberty Powerby Corey M. Brooks

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    Abraham Lincoln?s Republican Party was the first party built on opposition to slavery to win on the national stage?but its victory was rooted in the earlier efforts of under-appreciated antislavery third parties. Liberty Power tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The second in the series of three autobiographies penned by Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom picks up where Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass left off. This volume recounts more gripping details of Douglass' transformation from illiterate slave to leading light of the abolitionist movement and offers an extended philosophical... more...