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  • 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...

  • American Abolitionistsby Stanley Harrold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.99

    This book, the latest in the Seminar Studies in History series, examines the movement to abolish slavery in the US, from the origins of the movement in the eighteenth century through to the Civil War and the abolition of slavery in 1865. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this iconic founder provides an ideal opportunity for students... more...

  • The Struggle for Equalityby James M. McPherson; James M. McPherson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Originally published in 1964, The Struggle for Equality presents an incisive and vivid look at the abolitionist movement and the legal basis it provided to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Pulitzer Prize?winning historian James McPherson explores the role played by rights activists during and after the Civil War, and their evolution from... more...

  • American Queenby John Oller

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    In this beautifully written and meticulously researched biography, John Oller captures the tumultuous, passionate, and ultimately tragic life of Kate Chase Sprague , Mary Lincoln's ambitious rival. 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...

  • The Papers of James Monroe, Volume 5: Selected Correspondence and Papers, January 1803?April 1811by Daniel Preston; Daniel Preston

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 115.00

    This fifth volume of The Papers of James Monroe presents many important and never-before published documents relating to the critical years 1803?1811, providing a documentary record of the early American Republic as well as of a future president of the United States. 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...

  • Sklaverei in Amerikaby Udo Sautter

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 16.69

    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...

  • Slavery in the Citiesby Richard C. Wade

    Oxford University Press 1967; US$ 39.99

    Attempts to show what happened to slavery in an urban environment and to reconstruct the texture of life of the Negroes who lived in bondage in the cities. more...