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  • 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...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of departure on the question of whether young people should adopt the model of this American character or whether the heroic image needs to be tempered. more...

  • George Washingtonby Frank E. Grizzard Jr

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00

    The range of subjects discussed in this work is not limited to Washington's roles as military leader and President. It includes much about his personal and family life, his landholdings, his business dealings and his correspondents. more...

  • Franklin and Bacheby Jeffery A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 109.99

    The intense ideological conflict of the 1790s is illustrated in this study of the education and career of Benjamin Franklin Bache. Trained as a journalist by his grandfather, Benjamin Franklin, Bache became the leading polemical Jeffersonian journalist of the period. more...

  • Slavery and the Making of Americaby James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    Assesses the economic, cultural, and social implications of the enslavement of Africans in America, and includes profiles of both well-known and lesser-known historical figures. more...

  • The Grimke Sisters from South Carolinaby Gerda Lerner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.50

    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...

  • Carry Me Backby Steven Deyle

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    A tour-de-force examination of the history of the domestic slave trade in America. This book represents a detailed accounting of the movement of slaves from market within the United States, as well as an examination of the lives of those operating and participating in the business world of those markets. more...

  • The Essential Jeffersonby Thomas Jefferson; Jean M. Yarbrough

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.95

    Through substantial selections from Jefferson's writings - including his earliest writings, Notes on Virginia , and key public papers and personal correspondence - this volume traces the development of his thinking on such fundamental issues as republicanism, constitutionalism, slavery, and the separation of religion from politics. Footnotes identify... more...

  • The Afterlife of John Brownby Eldrid Herrington; Andrew Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 89.00

    An examination of the influence - however contested - of John Brown of the Harper's Ferry Rebellion on the national narrative of the United States more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby R. B. Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a great political figure, but as... more...