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  • 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...

  • The Idea of Americaby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The preeminent historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history. More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. For this reason, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood believes that the American Revolution is the most important event in our history,... more...

  • World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United Statesby Kym Rice; Martha Katz-Hyman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 198.00

    Enslaved blacks retained some private realm that included toys, musical instruments, clothing, jewelry, and distinctive hair styles. Many individuals successfully preserved African traditions and beliefs, often adapting them to their new home. It is through such objects and practices that modern readers can gain at least some understanding of the... more...

  • Harriet Tubman: A Biographyby James McGowan; William Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    This concise biography of Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist, explores her various roles as an Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War scout and nurse, and women's rights advocate. more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the New Nationby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1970; US$ 59.99

    The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in... more...

  • A Companion to Benjamin Franklinby David Waldstreicher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 221.95

    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 special... more...

  • African American Voicesby Steven Mintz

    Wiley 2009; US$ 117.95

    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...