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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

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  • Jefferson on Freedomby Thomas Jefferson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first time, is this historical American document, as well as several of his other famous writings. Included in this book are excerpts from his only... more...

  • Poorer Richard's Americaby Tom Blair; Tom Brokaw

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 17.76

    For decades, Benjamin Franklin?s Poor Richard?s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects?writing as Benjamin Franklin?on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the... more...

  • The Art of Virtueby Benjamin Franklin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had ?conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection?[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time?to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.? Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was... more...

  • Citizen Jeffersonby John P. Kaminski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 15.99

    Citizen Jefferson is an elegantly produced collection of quotations from Jefferson's public and private correspondence?to family and friends, political allies, and rivals?and other writings. more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 7.28

    A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery, 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. Steve McQueen?s powerful film adaptation starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and... more...

  • A Profile of Runaway Slaves in Virginia and South Carolina from 1730 through 1787by Lathan A. Windley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 138.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Worksby Frederick Douglass

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, Frederick Douglass became a champion of the abolitionist movement after escaping to the North in 1838. Douglass later remarked upon his arrival in New York, “I have often been asked how I felt when I first found myself on free soil. And my readers may share the same curiosity.? Readers did indeed share... more...

  • Advertisements for Runaway Slaves in Virginia, 1801-1820by Daniel Meaders; Daniel E. Meaders

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 171.00

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • What Would Ben Say?by Tom Blair; Tom Brokaw

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    What would Ben Franklin say if he could see us today? For decades, Benjamin Franklin?s Poor Richard?s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects?writing as Benjamin Franklin?on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures... more...

  • Sklaverei in Amerikaby Udo Sautter

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 30.52

    Ab dem 16. Jahrhundert wurden schwarze Sklaven aus Afrika von den europäischen Kolonialmächten in der Karibik eingesetzt. Von dort kam die Institution auch nach Nordamerika. Udo Sautter schildert die Entwicklung der Sklaverei auf dem Gebiet der heutigen Vereinigten Staaten vom Beginn der Kolonisierung im frühen 17. Jahrhundert bis zu ihrem Ende im... more...