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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 Libraries, Leadership, and Legacy of John Adams and Thomas Jeffersonby Robert C. Baron; Conrad Edick Wright

    Fulcrum Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    A lively and informative collection of essays from some of today's premier historians of Adams and Jefferson, celebrating these two founding fathers and the importance of books and libraries in America. 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...

  • Captain Fitzby Enid Mallory

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99

    The name James FitzGibbon struck terror in the hearts of U.S. soldiers crossing the border to attack Canada during the War of 1812. This is the dramatic story of his life and that of the daring exploits of his Green Tigers, his 50 specially trained, hand-picked men from the 49th Regiment of the British Army in Upper Canada. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...