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  • Benjamin Franklinby Jeanne Dustman

    Shell Education 2011; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin was born when America was young. As a young man, he had many new ideas. When he had a new idea, he put it into action. He liked inventing things, too. Later in life, he became known as a great writer. Come follow the busy life of Benjamin Franklin—a thinker, an inventor, and a true American leader. 32 pages more...

  • Slavery in Americaby Marie Patterson

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Slavery was a complicated issue that divided the country to the point of war. Even after the war, slavery was not totally resolved. Freedom came because of the foresight of many people like Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the abolitionists who believed that people were all created equal. more...

  • Harriet Tubmanby Marie Patterson

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Harriet Tubman was a slave who dreamed of freedom from a very young age. After her escape at 29, she did everything she could to help and rescue other slaves. In her later years, she built a home to take care of elderly African Americans with no place to live and encouraged women to stand together for their rights. more...

  • Growing Up in Slaveryby Yuval Taylor

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Ten slavesall under the age of 19tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full-length autobiographies. These accounts,selected to help teenagers relate to the horrific experiences of slaves their own age livingin the not-so-distant past, includestories of young slavestorn from their mothers and... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slaveby Frederick Douglass; Deborah E. McDowell

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Frederick Douglass's Narrative recounts his life as a slave in Maryland and escape to freedom in 1838. An important slave autobiography, it is significant both for what it tells us about slave life and about its author. It is here reprinted with contexualizing source material and other writings by Douglass, as well as an introduction discussing... more...

  • Negro Comrades of the Crownby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 22.10

    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 Debate Over Slaveryby David F. Ericson

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    Frederick Douglass and George Fitzhugh disagreed on virtually every major issue of the day. On slavery, women's rights, and the preservation of the Union their opinions were diametrically opposed. Where Douglass thundered against the evils of slavery, Fitzhugh counted its many alleged blessings in ways that would make modern readers cringe. What then... more...

  • The Political Thought of Frederick Douglassby Nicholas Buccola

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 22.10

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • The Making of a Patriotby Sheila Skemp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 13.99

    On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the King's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though... more...