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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • John Wesley North and the Reform Frontierby Merlin Stonehouse

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 67.50

    This biography is the absorbing and significant story of a frontier life in America in the nineteenth century. John Wesley North was a carpetbagger in the best sense of the word, and professor Stonehouse points out that no fallacy is more persistent in Am more...

  • The Portable Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin; Larzer Ziff

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 17.00

    It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains about 100 of Franklin?s major writings?essays, journalism, letters, political tracts, scientific observations,... more...

  • Northern Americaby Charles F. Gritzner; Kristi Desaulniers

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    This continuing series teaches students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--at both the global and local scale. Authors are educators who are trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. Meets national geography and social science... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    Readers will be captivated by the remarkable accomplishments and riveting personalities featured in these biographical on the United States' greatest presidents Concise writing, illustrated presidential time lines and detailed sidebars tell the inside story of the men who shaped our great nation. An informative, illustrated appendix summarizes... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. His mind was constantly working to make things better for the colonists both before and after independence. Franklin was also a great writer, and he contributed to both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. more...

  • John Jayby Roben Alarcon

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing “The Federalist Papers,” which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and... more...