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  • The Age of Lincolnby Orville Vernon Burton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 16.99

    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 Group US 2011; US$ 29.95

    The preeminent historian of the Founding Era reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the American Revolution remains so essential. For Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, the American Revolution is the most important event in our history, bar none. Since American identity is so fluid, we have had to continually... more...

  • World of a Slave [Two Volumes]by Kym Rice; Martha Katz-Hyman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 180.00

    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 day-to-day... more...

  • Harriet Tubmanby James A. McGowan; WILLIAM KASHATUS Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    Harriet Tubman was unconditionally committed to the abolition of slavery by any means, resulting in her willingness to help radical abolitionist John Brown prepare for his Harpers Ferry raid. She was the first woman to lead a military expedition in an American war, and she reinvented herself as a women's rights pioneer during the last part of her life. more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and the New Nationby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1970; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Stolen into Slaveryby Judith Bloom Fradin; Dennis Brindell Fradin

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 9.99

    The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.   Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room... more...

  • African American Voicesby Steven Mintz

    Wiley 2009; US$ 113.95

    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...

  • A Companion to Benjamin Franklinby David Waldstreicher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Brief History of Slaveryby Jeremy Black

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11

    Slavery is as old as the world itself and Professor Jeremy Black shows that its history is one that is central to our understanding of the modern world. Starting in the ancient world when the Greeks defined slavery, he covers the uses of slavery in the New World, leading to the central section of the book on the triangular slave trade between West... more...