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  • Franklin and Bacheby Jeffery A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Regarded by Thomas Jeffferson as "the greatest man" of the age, Benjamin Franklin was a principal force in developing the egalitarian philosophy that Jefferson came to represent. Franklin impressed his ideals on his grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, who became Jefferson's most militant journalistic ally in the fierce ideological confrontations of... more...

  • The Grimke Sisters from South Carolinaby Gerda Lerner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.50 US$ 19.35

    The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke encountered many obstacles and leapt many hurdles in pursuing their anti-slavery work. Their greatest accomplishment was overcoming the ubiquitous prejudices of society in regard to women. Indeed, they were the first women to take to the public platform and... more...

  • John Wesley North and the Reform Frontierby Merlin Stonehouse

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 67.50

    This biography is the absorbing and significant story of a frontier life in America in the nineteenth century. John Wesley North was a carpetbagger in the best sense of the word, and professor Stonehouse points out that no fallacy is more persistent in Am more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    Readers will be captivated by the remarkable accomplishments and riveting personalities featured in these biographical on the United States' greatest presidents Concise writing, illustrated presidential time lines and detailed sidebars tell the inside story of the men who shaped our great nation. An informative, illustrated appendix summarizes... more...

  • Northern Americaby Charles F. Gritzner; Kristi Desaulniers

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    This continuing series teaches students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--at both the global and local scale. Authors are educators who are trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. Meets national geography and social science... 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...

  • What Hath God Wroughtby Daniel Walker Howe

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, critically acclaimed history, Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent. Howe's panoramic narrative ranges from the revolutionary... 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...

  • What the Slaves Ateby Herbert C. Covey; Dwight Eisnach

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 60.00

    Carefully documenting African American slave foods, this book reveals that slaves actively developed their own foodways-their customs involving family and food. The authors connect African foods and food preparation to the development during slavery of Southern cuisines having African influences, including Cajun, Creole, and what later became known... more...

  • The Raid on Harpers Ferryby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    In October 1859,a group of 22 men led by abolitionist John Brown sought to ignite a slave revolt. They believed that a violent rebellion was the only way to change the system and bring down slavery's hold onthe South. They came at harvest time, believing that this was when the overworked slaves would be most eager to revolt. Brown's mentook... more...