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  • The Political Thought of Frederick Douglassby Nicholas Buccola

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    ·        ?Serves as a roadmap for navigating ongoing tensions that persist in twenty-first-century liberalism.? ? Mark E. Kann, author of Punishmen, Prisons, and Patriarchy ·        ?Amplifies our understanding of Douglass's normative political imagination.? ? Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., author of Civic Liberalism ·       ... more...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the... more...

  • The Sugar Mastersby Richard Follett

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95

    Focusing on the master-slave relationship in Louisiana's antebellum sugarcane country, The Sugar Masters explores how a modern, capitalist mind-set among planters meshed with old-style paternalistic attitudes to create one of the South's most insidiously oppressive labor systems. As author Richard Follett vividly demonstrates, the agricultural paradise... more...

  • A Companion to George Washingtonby Edward G. Lengel

    Wiley 2012; US$ 219.95 US$ 190.62

    Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project dedicated to the transcription and publication of original documents, A Companion to George Washington features a collection of original readings from scholars and popular historians that shed new light on all aspects of the life of George Washington.... more...

  • The Second War With England, Volume Iby Joel T. Headley

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Settle in for nonstop wartime action in this encyclopedic account of the War of 1812. The first of two volumes penned by esteemed author and journalist Joel T. Headley on the topic, this book takes you right onto the battlefield and then zooms out for an analytical take on tactics and strategy. more...

  • Staat und politische Bildungby Gudrun Hentges; Christoph Butterwegge

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 36.46

    Im Jahre 2012 feierte die ?Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung? ihr 60-jähriges Bestehen. Sie tritt ein für die Förderung des Bewusstseins für Demokratie und politische Partizipation. 1952 unter dem Namen ?Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst? gegründet, unterstand sie dem Bundesministerium des Innern und knüpfte terminologiesch an die ?Reichszentrale... more...

  • The Ideology of Slaveryby Drew Gilpin Faust

    LSU Press 1981; US$ 22.95

    In one volume, these essentially unabridged selections from the works of the proslavery apologists are now conveniently accessible to scholars and students of the antebellum South. The Ideology of Slavery includes excerpts by Thomas R. Dew, founder of a new phase of proslavery militancy; William Harper and James Henry Hammond, representatives of the... more...

  • Memoirs of My Life and Timesby John Charles Fremont

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 26.99

    Civil War general Fremont recounts his early years, when he explored the American West from 1828 to 1846 with Kit Carson. more...

  • The Martyrdom of Abolitionist Charles Torreyby E. Fuller Torrey

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    During his brief yet remarkable career, abolitionist Charles Torrey -- called the "father of the Underground Railroad" by his peers -- assisted almost four hundred slaves in gaining their freedom. A Yale graduate and an ordained minister, Torrey set up a well-organized route for escaped slaves traveling from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia... more...

  • The Petticoat Affairby John F. Marszalek

    LSU Press 2000; US$ 20.95

    In The Petticoat Affair, prize-winning historian John F. Marszalek offers the first in--depth investigation of the earliest -- and perhaps greatest -- political sex scandal in American history. During Andrew Jackson's first term in office, Margaret Eaton, the wife of Secretary of State John Henry Eaton, was branded a "loose woman" for her unconventional... more...