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Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

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  • 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...

  • Sklaverei in Amerikaby Udo Sautter

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 18.95

    In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs , shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...