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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

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  • 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...

  • Works of Thomas Jeffersonby Thomas Jefferson

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an... more...

  • Abolitionismby Reyna Eisenstark

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    From John Adams to the women who supported abolition, this volume provides a comprehensive history of the abolitionist movement. Beginning with a historical explanation of the African slave trade and its role in American history, Abolitionism explores every important person, event, and issue that helped push the North and South closer to the Civil... more...

  • The Plantation Mistressby Catherine Clinton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the... more...

  • U.S.-Mexican Warby Bronwyn Mills

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Controversial and unpopular, the U.S.-Mexican War divided the country's loyalties more than any event at the time since the Revolution.  But the realities of the time were powerfully shaped by the belief in the myth of "Manifest Destiny"?that the United States was predestined to occupy the North American continent "from sea to shining... more...

  • Undergroundby Shane W. Evans

    Roaring Brook Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    One of School Library Journal 's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. more...

  • The Age of Lincolnby Orville Vernon Burton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 27.99

    Stunning in its breadth and conclusions, The Age of Lincoln is a fiercely original history of the five decades that pivoted around the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Abolishing slavery, the age's most extraordinary accomplishment, was not its most profound. The enduring legacy of the age of Lincoln was inscribing personal liberty into the nation's... more...

  • World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes]by Kym Rice; Martha Katz-Hyman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 198.00

    Although many encyclopedias discuss slavery, enslaved blacks, and African American life and culture, none focus on the material world of slaves, such as what they saw; touched; heard; ate, drank, and smoked; wore; worked with and in; used, cultivated, crafted, played, and played with; and slept on. The two-volume World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of... more...

  • Harriet Tubman: A Biographyby James McGowan; William Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    The legendary Moses of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was a fiery and tenacious abolitionist who organized and led African American military operations deep in the Confederacy. Harriet Tubman: A Biography relates the life story of this extraordinary woman, standing as a testament to her tenacity, drive, intelligence, and courage. In... more...