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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

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  • The Half Has Never Been Toldby Edward E. Baptist

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America?s later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun... more...

  • We the Peopleby Lynne Cheney; Greg Harlin

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    Now in paperback, Lynne Cheney?s New York Times bestselling illustrated history of how the Constitution came to be. ?I am mortified beyond expression when I view the clouds which have spread over the brightest morn that ever dawned upon any country.? ?George Washington America had won the Revolution, but our troubles were far from over. The... more...

  • Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815by Tom Kanon

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Tennesseans at War, 1812?1815 by Tom Kanon tells the often forgotten story of the central role citizens and soldiers from Tennessee played in the Creek War in Alabama and War of 1812. Although frequently discussed as separate military conflicts, the War of 1812 against Great Britain and the Creek War against Native Americans in the territory that... more...

  • American Slaveryby Heather Andrea Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the... 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...

  • The American Revolution of 1800by Dan Sisson; Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800?and the lessons for today couldn?t be more obvious. Most historians celebrate Jefferson?s victory... more...

  • The American Revolution of 1800by Dan Sisson; Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson provides the definitive window into key concepts that have formed the backdrop of our democracy: the nature of revolution, stewardship of power, liberty, and the ever-present danger of factions and tyranny. Most contemporary historians celebrate Jefferson?s victory over Adams in 1800 as the beginning... more...

  • Early National America 1790-1850by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    When George Washington took the reins of the presidency in 1789, the United States was little more than a youthful republic largely populated by farmers who could not imagine their country extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific. But within three generations, the nation stretched across the continent, reliant on steam power and machines to connect... more...

  • The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, 6 (of 20)by Thomas Jefferson

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • The Political Trial of Benjamin Franklinby Kenneth Lawing Penegar

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    Benjamin Franklin, it seems, was a reluctant revolutionary. In tracing the course of his political transformation, this book explores the social and political understandings and misunderstandings that both sustained and divided Britain and its colonies in North America. At the center of the story is Benjamin Franklin's decision in late 1772 to... more...