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  • 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$ 8.31

    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$ 7.39

    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...

  • A Companion to Benjamin Franklinby David Waldstreicher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 228.95 US$ 198.42

    This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, work and legacy of Benjamin Franklin - the oldest, most distinctive, and multifaceted of the founders. Includes contributions from across a range of academic disciplines Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, from accomplished and emerging experts in the field Pays... more...

  • African American Voicesby Steven Mintz

    Wiley 2009; US$ 121.95 US$ 105.69

    A succinct, up-to-date overview of the history of slavery that places American slavery in comparative perspective. Provides students with more than 70 primary documents on the history of slavery in America Includes extensive excerpts from slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters by African Americans that document the experience... more...

  • George Washingtonby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    Washington's many victories led the colonies to freedom. Afterwad he helped draft laws at the Constitutional Convention, became the first president, and is often referred to as the father of our country. more...

  • Stolen Manby Barry Louis Polisar

    Rainbow Morning Music 2007; US$ 5.99

    A personal face is given to the remarkable true tale of Sengbe Pieh, the African man captured by slavers who led the Amistad slave rebellion at sea. The struggle is explored from the main character?s point of view, giving readers insight into Sengbe?s heart and soul as the story unfolds. Sengbe?s strength shines through in this skillfully told, compassionate... more...

  • American Revolution 100by Michael Lanning

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 16.99

    The American Revolution 100 brings to life the monumental moments, bloody battles, and influential leaders who gave birth to a great nation. more...